Boat capsizes in Istanbul two dead, four missing
ISTANBUL-Doğan News Agency
A boat with five people on board capsizes in Istanbul’s Kumburgaz district . Search and rescue teams find two of the bodies, while another two are missing. DHA photoA boat with five people on board capsized in Istanbul’s Kumburgaz district on Aug. 25. While two of the bodies were found ,two of those aboard are reported to be missing.
The group of five set sail around 5 p.m. on Aug. 25 to fish off the Kumburgaz coast. After their boat capsized, Bülent Balta, one of the fishermen, managed to swim ashore and request assistance.
Emergency rescue teams were notified and arrived at the scene. The other four boaters were last heard from at around 7:00 p.m., while the search continued by helicopter and on the water. Şener Karataş, İsmail Kılıçaslan, Metin Şahin and Hamdi Ali Ertuğrul were still missing when the Daily News went to print yesterday.
“It took hours to find the Coast Guard crew and the police. We are in a very desperate situation,” said Gönül Karataş, sister of Şener Karataş, who is waiting to learn her brother’s whereabouts.