Message of thanks to Greek authorities and volunteers from Robert Frome´s parents

BE Athens

Robert’s parents, Rosemary and Nicholas Frome, wished to publicly thank all those who contributed to the difficult task of locating and recovering their son’s body: the Hellenic Police in Ioannina and Konitsa, the Konitsa Fire Brigade, the first, fifth and eighth Special Disaster Units (EMAK), the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, the Hellenic Navy, Geotech SpA and all the volunteers.

Young UK national, Robert Frome, was found on a steep ravine near the Astraka peak in Papigo.

His parents write:

Although we would not otherwise wish to make comment on our son Robert’s tragic accident, we do wish to express our profound gratitude and appreciation for the efforts made by the Greek police (especially the teams based in Ioannina and Konitsa ); the various professional and volunteer rescue organisations and a great number of additional volunteers, first to find Robert, and then to bring him down from such a difficult place on the Astraka mountain. We have been completely overwhelmed and humbled by the commitment made to this operation in Greece.

We also wish to express our thanks to the British Embassy in Athens and to our local police for their assistance and support during this ordeal.

Nicholas and Rosemary Frome

16/9/2019

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