Body of missing 26-year-old Briton is found in a ravine ‘after he fell 1,300ft’ during a trekking holiday in Greece
- Robert Frome, 26, was last seen at hotel in Konista, northern Greece, on Sunday
- He left that morning, saying he was going hiking in nearby Vikos National Park
- Father reported him missing Monday and police found his car parked at the bottom of a mountain trial the same evening
- His body was discovered at Mount Tymfi on Wednesday and police sources say it appears he plunged 1,300ft to his death
The body of a 26-year-old Briton who went missing while on a hiking trip in northern Greece has been found.
Robert Frome, a paralegal assistant and nature enthusiast, was reported missing Monday by his father after he failed to answer his phone.
Police launched a search operation and discovered his body Wednesday in a ravine near Astraka Peak on Mount Tymfi, part of the Pindus mountain range.
The body of a 26-year-old Britain who went missing in northern Greece on Sunday has been found close to Astraka Peak, on Mount Tymfi, after he apparently fell 1,300ft to his death
Police sources told MailOnline that it appears Mr Frome fell 1,300ft to his death.
Mr Frome had flown to Greece on a trekking holiday earlier this month.
He was last seen on Sunday morning as he left a hotel in Konitsa, saying that he was going hiking in nearby Vikos National Park.
His father reported him missing that evening after his son failed to answer his phone.
Police launched a search and found Frome’s car parked in the village of Mikro Papigo, at the base of a hiking trail which leads into the mountains, the next day.
Officers said the car was properly parked and locked, suggesting he had gone hiking in the area.
A police helicopter and two sniffer dogs were then used to scour the mountain range above the town until his body was found Wednesday.
His remains were spotted by a helicopter pilot as he scoured the region, including the deep Astraka ravine.
‘He managed to approach the body at distance of about 20 metres, verifying the victim with binauculars,’ Emelia Goula, a police spokesman said.
The Briton was last seen Sunday before he headed off for a lone hike near the peak (pictured). His car was found parked near a hiking trail Monday, before his body was found Wednesday
‘Rescue crews could not reach the area because of the difficulty of the terrain. It would have put them at serious risk.’
On Thursday, rescue crews cordoned off the area, waiting for the assistance of a Navy helicopter to airlift the body from the craggy ravine.
Mr Frome’s father was also due to arrive from the UK to watch on the operation.
‘It will be a very difficult operation because it is over some 1300 feet deep into the ravine,’ Goula said.
Authorities have ruled out foul play, suspecting the young British hiker slipped and fell off the precipice of Mount Tymfi, part of the Pindus mountain range in northern Greece. Its highest peak, Gamila, measures over 8,000 feet.
‘You’re not found in that ravine if you haven’t fallen,’ Goula said.
The region, part of Zagori, is one of the last unspoiled trekking treasures of Greece, drawing hikers from across the Continent.
Mr Frome is the second British national to go missing in Greece in as many months.
In August, a British scientist was found dead in a 60ft-deep ravine, after falling during a run on the Greek island of Ikaria in the eastern Aegean.
Once Mr Frome’s body is retrieved, police said, an autopsy will be performed by a state coroner to establish the cause of his death.