A dehydrated man who resorted to finding shelter in the Akamas wilderness was rescued Sunday, after an inquisitive citizen notified authorities about a person possibly in need of help.
Emergency rescuers came to the aid of a 62-year-old foreign national on Sunday, after he had gone to Akamas forest last week and was found Sunday in a state of dehydration at a location known colloquially as Djionia.
Police told Knews that authorities were notified around 7pm about an unknown male who had been living in Akamas alone and could possibly need help.
Rescuers who arrived at the location around 9pm, found the man living in a shelter made out of tree branches, where he had been staying for the last few days
Rescuers who arrived at the location around 9pm, found the man living in a shelter made out of tree branches, where he had been staying for the last few days.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the man described as a British national, resorted to finding shelter in the area where he went with his personal belongings, after having fallen on hard times.
Sources told Knews the man had been living in the Republic of Cyprus for a number of years, adding that police were looking into a possible humanitarian case.
CNA said law enforcement authorities in Polis Chrysochous were looking into the situation and were expected to alert social services.