x

Society

Greek Fisherman Charged With Tossing Body in Net Back into Sea

September 14, 2021

VOLOS, Greece — A fisherman who allegedly pulled up the body of a spearfisherman in a net near the coast of Pelion in Greece and pushed it back into the sea was arrested and charged with failing to report the discovery of a dead person.

The incident was said to have happened on Sept. 12, the same day that a 74-year-old man who had gone out spearfishing in shallow waters on the central eastern coast of Greece was reported missing.

“The 74-year-old was pulled up … and thrown back while still inside the net,” the Coast Guard said in a statement without indicating how that was determined after three patrol boats went out looking and a diver eventually found the body, said the British newspaper The Guardian.

The 52-year-old fisherman would be prosecuted, the Coast Guard said, without offering any details of how the victim came to be tangled in the net and if it was the property of the accused.

Pelion is one of Greece’s most popular travel destinations, drawing thousands of visitors annually to its forests and beaches. Spearfishing, a practice that dates back thousands of years, is popular in parts of the Mediterranean, the paper said.

RELATED

ATHENS - Two Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) staff were among 37 journalists recognized by the Botsis Foundation for their work in 2021.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Man of God Opens in Australia & New Zealand on June 2, Canada June 3

NEW YORK – Man of God, the inspirational and award-winning story of Saint Nektarios — one of the most renowned Greek orthodox saints — continues to captivate audiences around the world.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.