Troodos police mobilised to find a 31-year-old man who contacted them to say he had lost his orientation in the forest on Thursday night.
In a statement on Friday, police said that the man, a Nicosia resident, had contacted police in a state of panic at around 8.40 pm on Thursday to say that he was out on an environmental study in the Olympos area of Troodos but had lost his orientation because of the dark.
Police from Platres-Troodos police station went to the area to search for the man. He was located at around 9.40 pm at a remote spot, some 3km from where he had left his car.
Though in a state of shock, the man was in good health, police added. When he calmed down, he told police he did not want medical treatment and he was taken by police car to his vehicle.