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Two British Tourists Drown in Ölü Deniz
« on: June 27, 2013, 11:41:34 AM »
"Two British tourists, identified as Anthony Gissing and Martin Webb, have died after drowning in different beaches in southern province of Muğla’s Ölüdeniz district.

People on Belcekız beach called paramedics after noticing that Gissing was floating in the sea without moving. Gissing was taken to the shore and immediately dispatched to a nearby hospital. However, 55-year-old tourist could not be saved."



Full story: Hurriyet Daily News



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Re: Two British Tourists Drown in Ölü Deniz
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 12:12:56 PM »
17 year old British male found naked in a garden in Marmaris, with at least 10 stab wounds. Currently being treated in hospital !!

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Re: Two British Tourists Drown in Ölü Deniz
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 12:35:48 PM »
Oh no.  There will be some devastated families at home.  How sad.

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Re: Two British Tourists Drown in Ölü Deniz
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 12:48:57 PM »
One of these unfortunates drowned off Kumburnu Beach, which, for the initiated, is The Blue Lagoon, although the full circumstances are not yet disclosed, it just proves that what looks like a very innocuous stretch of water can be dangerous to anyone. Take care everyone. 

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Re: Two British Tourists Drown in Ölü Deniz
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 13:25:51 PM »
The name Kumburnu refers to the whole stretch of the land (like an peninusula).
I heard that the drowning wasn't in the blue lagoon but at the other side, the side of the "open" sea.

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Re: Two British Tourists Drown in Ölü Deniz
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 13:55:19 PM »
Sometimes it's not the power of the sea that causes these deaths, a few years ago a man drowned after suffering a heart attack in the calm water while on one of the daily boat trips. It must be devastating for their families.

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Re: Two British Tourists Drown in Ölü Deniz
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 11:56:00 AM »
an entry on Facebook indicated that the families' s problems continued when they were arranging to have their bodies repatriated. A bogus insurance person (ambulance chaser to us) attempted to get them to sign papers which was roughly translated by the hospital translator, who were quite new to the job. Fortunately a man who is fluent in Turkish saw what was happening and intervened. Yet another thing not to be taken at face value, if Turkish is not your first language make sure you understand what the document is you are signing. This bogus insurance man is despicable to be preying on thewe families at this tragic time.




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