Woman dies in northern Greece after deep dive
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say that a Bulgarian woman has been killed and her husband hospitalized after diving to a great depth off Greece’s northern coast.
Greece’s coast guard reported her death Sunday, and said her husband was transferred by helicopter to a hospital in Thessaloniki which has a unit to treat divers’ decompression sickness.
A staff doctor told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the 47-year-old man who survived said that he felt sick at a depth of about 230 meters (750 feet).
His 45-year-old wife, who was with him, became unresponsive and was pulled to the surface from 60 meters (200 feet) down. Despite efforts to revive her, she was pronounced dead. The man took about three hours to come to the surface, following decompression protocol.
Italy air force Eurofighter crashes at air show, pilot dead
ROME (AP) — Italy’s air force says a Eurofighter jet performing in an air show south of Rome has crashed in the sea, killing the pilot.
Thousands of people gathered on the coast at Terracina watched in horror Sunday as the jet completed a loop but then failed to get enough lift as it approached sea level. It slammed into the water just a few hundred meters offshore, sending up a huge plume of smoke and spray upon impact.
The air force said the body of the pilot, identified as Capt. Gabriele Orlandi, was recovered soon thereafter.
An investigation was opened into the cause. The rest of the Terracina Air Show, which was to have featured Italy’s famed Frecce Tricolore squad, was canceled.