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Body found on Greek island is man missing in severe storm

October 6, 2018
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Fallen trees in a square after a storm hit the town of Argos, southwest of Athens, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region. (AP Photo/Vangelis Bougiotis)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard says it has identified the badly decomposed remains of a person found on an island shore as a 67-year-old man who was reported missing in a storm that struck a week ago.

The man and his 58-year-old wife went missing Sept. 30 on the island of Evia, off central Greece, when their car was found abandoned during torrential rain. The body was found Friday on a rocky shore 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away from the car.

The coast guard says the search for the woman continues.

A third missing person, a 27-year-old man, was found exhausted but OK on Monday.

The rare storm hit areas in central and southern Greece hard, causing severe flooding in places.

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