In Thessaloniki, a stormy stream caught a citizen, knocking him down, as a result of which, according to preliminary information, the man hit his head and lost consciousness, and then choked.
According to thestival, a lifeless body was found in a torrent from heavy rain that hit the region. A local resident was found on the street. Mytilene passers-by who pulled him out of the water.
The citizens called the police and an ambulance to the scene. EKAB rescuers tried for a long time to bring the victim back to life, but, unfortunately, they failed.
Earlier, the Thessaloniki authorities had been notified that a vehicle with one person had been swept away by a stream. Firefighters and an ambulance rushed to the scene to locate the vehicle, which was literally blown away by the stormy waters.
The possibility that the body belongs to the driver of the car, which was carried away by the stream from a point near the Papageorgiou hospital, is being considered.
An eyewitness reported, according to thes.gr, that the unfortunate man tried to cross the rapids, but the force of the water was such that in the end he was “washed away” by a powerful stream.