Foreign national who lost her life in Dassia sea was author Maria Strani-Potts
Maria Strani-Potts with her husband, author Jim Potts
CORFU. The author was known for her books about Corfu and Epirus in Greek and English.
The earlier report had the simple title "Foreign national, 76, dies in sea in Dassia". We soon learned, however, that the "foreign national" who was pulled out of the sea unconscious in Dassia on Saturday morning was none other than the Corfu author Maria Strani-Potts.
Ms. Strani-Potts, who divided her time between the UK and Corfu and Epirus, went for a swim but never came back. It is probable that she had a cardiac episode.
She was married to the author Jim Potts, who worked for years for the British Council in Athens and Thessaloniki.
MARIA STRANI-POTTS was born in Corfu in 1946.
Enimerosi expresses its deepest condolences to her husband Jim, family and friends.