Search and rescue team saves young woman trapped on high cliffs for 11 hours after swimming
MUĞLA - Doğan News Agency
The Search and Rescue Association team reached the young woman after a four-hour walk, and returned her to the cove she had left 20 hours ago. DHA photoA young woman who was trapped on a 120-meter cliff for 11 hours after swimming to Muğla’s Kabak Cove and trying to return to Cennet Cove on foot, has been rescued.
Gendarmerie teams were informed by villagers who heard the screams of Piraye Zeynep Evren, 18, determined the area where Evren was trapped and called the Search and Rescue Association (AKUT) Fethiye team, since the cliff was not accessible for an unequipped rescue operation.
An eight-person AKUT team arrived in the area at 2 a.m. and reached the woman after a four-hour walk. After a health check, the first thing Evren asked health officials for was a cigarette.
Evren’s bare feet were covered with a cloth and plaster, and she wore a t-shirt given to her by rescuers before returning to the cove she had left 20 hours ago.
AKUT Fethiye team leader Ersin Gür said they had begun the operation because the woman was in a life-threatening situation. He said they had reached the woman after a four-hour climb. “After finding her location, we started the rescue work. We brought her safely to the top of the cliff and conducted a health check. Later on, after walking for some time, we returned to her accommodations. It was a successful operation.”