At least one person was injured and boats capsized when sections of sheer cliff collapsed onto a popular beach on Greek island of Zakynthos on September 13, according to local media and eyewitnesses. It can only be reached by boat.
The landslide occurred Thursday on the Navagio Beach, or Shipwreck Beach, on the northwestern coast of the island. Greek authorities say a landslide at a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury, while coast guard officials were seeking to determine whether there were any people missing.
A total of seven people were treated in hospital for injuries, including a 34-year-old Czech woman with a fractured vertebra, the government said in a statement.
"There was a rumble and a rock fell, followed by a larger rock and then another". A few small boats overturned from high waves caused by the force of the fall, witnesses told authorities.
He continued: "I thought more was coming and with the size of the waves coming towards me I just started running".
Rescue services with sniffer dogs are searching the beach for possible victims. She said they heard an "almighty cracking sound" as the sheet of rock crashed down onto the beach, flooding the busy beach and capsizing boats.
The coastguard later called off their search, saying everyone who had travelled to the beach on the tourist boats had been accounted for.