Tragic accident happened on a pier in Istanbul, Turkey. Regular schedule passenger ferry docked at a sea port, mobile scaffolds were put in place to bridge the gap between the boat and the pier for passenger to cross on foot but one of them was in a hurry, didn’t pay due attention and slipped and fell into the sea. It was a rainy day so the platform was slick, but he also seems to have wanted to pass other disembarking passengers and it got him wet.
The crew and other passengers quickly tried to help, the boat was unfastened and moved away from the pier which afforded access to the drowning man who was thrown a rope to hold on to. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the strength and lost his grip. The sea took him and didn’t give him back until half an hour later.
Rescue teams were on high alert and searched for the unlucky passenger until they found him. Once they did, they immediately administered resuscitation techniques but there was nothing anyone could do. 43 year old Haydar Kayir was already dead.
It takes just a split second of not paying attention and your whole life turns upside down. There are things I don’t like about Turkey, but the sincere “will help” attitude of the Turks is undeniable. They are always fast and eager to help a person in need. Quite the opposite of China where everyone would go on about their day pretending they haven’t seen anything.
Props to Best Gore member Floriante for the video:
Here’s a video update which shows the rescue efforts and recovery of the victim:
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