Rockfall Causes Injury, Capsizes Boats at Beach on Greek Island of Zakynthos

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At least one person was injured and boats capsized when a section of a cliff collapsed onto a beach on Greek island of Zakynthos on September 13, according to local media— and eyewitnesses.The beach at Navagio, known as Shipwreck Beach, is popular with tourists. Wendy Thorpe, from Hampshire, England, was on a boat with her daughter when the incident occurred and shot this footage in the immediate aftermath. It shows at least two small boats capsized in the water, the area of collapsed cliff, and numerous beachgoers.Thorpe told Storyful there was an “almighty crash” when the rock hit the beach and the water. “A giant wave hit the small boats and debris hit people on the beach,” she said, adding that the waves caused some boat passengers to fall and other boats to capsize.Greek news outlet Nooz said earlier reports that three people were injured and others were missing were inaccurate. Credit: Wendy Thorpe via Storyful