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Couple drown on holiday in Greece
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A couple have drowned while swimming in the sea at a popular tourist spot in the Greek islands.

Keiron Conlon, 47, and his wife Frances, 46, from London, died on Wednesday near Lindos in Rhodes.

A coastguard official said conditions at Agathi beach were stormy and the pair were washed back on to the shore by two-metre-high waves.

It is understood the couple, who had two children, had been visiting Keiron's sister and her husband.

The Foreign Office confirmed consular staff were "providing assistance" in connection with the deaths of Mr and Mrs Conlon.

Over the past week south-eastern Greece and the Aegean islands have been hit by gale force winds and heavy rainfall.

Another foreign national, a 54-year-old Irish man, was also killed in an incident connected to the spate of bad weather.

The body of David Westwell, from Dingle, County Kerry, was washed up on the beach at Almyrida, near to Hania in northwestern Crete.

Mr Westwell, who was reported to have owned a home on the island with his wife, is thought to have drowned while trying to reach dry land as his car was swept away by floodwater.


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