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Greece: 4 bodies recovered from car swept into river

February 18, 2019

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say rescue crews have recovered the bodies of four people who were swept away in their car by a swollen river on the southern island of Crete, following heavy rainfall in the region.

The fire department said rescue crews located the car in the Geropotamos river on Monday, with all four people still inside.

The four — a young married couple, the wife’s sister and her mother — had reportedly been returning from a wedding celebration nearby late on Saturday night when their car was swept away by floodwaters. Two calls were made to emergency services from the car at around 1 a.m. Sunday, but rescue crews were unable to reach them in time despite a massive search operation.