Rescue operation in Kallergis shelter

Fire Service Dept. of Chania was informed at 3 p.m. that a man had fallen in a gorge, in the area of Kallergis shelter, Omalos.

A technician from Athens was trying to connect some antennas, which are necessary for the wireless communication in Samaria Gorge.

All antennas are placed close to a wooden fence, west of the shelter, which protects visitors from falling into the gorge.

The technician fell into the gorge (5 to 6 meters) and started asking for help, as he was slightly injured.

A member of the mountaineering club of Chania heard him and called the Fire Service.

It has to be mentioned that there is still snow in the area, and the road towards the shelter opened today.