Three missing climbers found dead on Greek mountain near Kalavryta

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Greece’s Fire Service has confirmed that the bodies of three mountain climbers who had been missing since Saturday near the town of Kalavryta have been found.

This comes after a search and rescue operation was activated with a special rescue squad of 22 firefighters, two helicopters and drone operators.

The three Greek male climbers, aged between 50-55 and reportedly experienced, had set out to climb 2,355-metre Mt. Helmos in the Peloponnese on Saturday morning.

They had parked their car at the Kalavryta Ski Resort and left a cellphone contact number with the resort operators.

The operators told local media they sounded the alarm Saturday evening, when they noticed the car still in the parking lot. Attempts to call the contact number were unsuccessful.

Local media reported that the three may have been swept away by an avalanche.

Many Greek mountain climbers, skiers and hikers flock to Kalavryta town in the winter months to enjoy the pristine mountains.

Source: AP News.

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