A rescue operation for a 70 year old tourist was set up in Matala early in the afternoon.

Local Coast Guard Dept. at Kokkinos Pirgos was informed that a 70 year old tourist was unconscious on the beach of Kokkini Ammos at Matala.

A private ship  with officers of the Coast Guard reached the beach and transferred the tourist to the harbour of Kokkinos Pyrgos and then by ambulance to the Health Center of Mires, for the first aid.

He is in good health condition and left the Health Center an hour later.