Missing Irish tourists found : MUGLA – Rescue workers in Turkey have found two Irish tourists who were reported missing in the Turkish resort city of Fethiye.
MUGLA – Rescue workers in Turkey have found two Irish tourists who were reported missing in the Turkish resort city of Fethiye.
Video of rescue after missing tourists found in Fethiye.
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Members of Turkish rescue team AKUT, gendarmeries and Turkish villagers all were involved in the rescue work to the early morning hours of Tuesday after the news of the missing tourists spread.
AKUT members started rescue works after the son, Chris White, called the hotel they were staying at to ask for help.
It has been reported that the father, Stephan White, had short term memory loss due to dehydration after being found in a ditch in a mountain the pair had gone up to explore.
Rescue workers managed contact the pair through their mobile phones to get information about their whereabouts.
One rescue worker said “fortunately it was dark and as they (tourists) heard our voice they signaled to us via the flash of their camera they had on them,
“we were then able to pinpoint their location,
“The father had been suffering from severe dehydration and had memory loss.”
The father White, 54 and son Chris White, 29, were taken to the emergency services where they are recovering from their ordeal.
Chris White said “around 18:00 hours we started to walk on the Likya path (a path at a famous mount in Fethiye), after walking 3,5 kilometers we realized that we had gone off course and we were lost,
“My father started to fall ill and he lost his memory, our water was finished, I called our hotel and asked for help, the rescue workers found us. I am glad.”
Fethiye is a very popular destination for British, German and Russian tourists but officials warn that visitors should not wonder around in remote areas on their own and always carry reserve water.
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