Five men go missing in Marmara Sea

Five men go missing in Marmara Sea

Five men go missing in Marmara Sea

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Five young men who sailed to the Marmara Sea on sea bicycles went missing Aug. 17, with rescue teams continuing to search for them.

Şükrü Kahraman, 28, Mikayıl Çelik, 30, Yusuf Büyükizgi, 29, Serdar Demir, 25, and Doğan Demir, 21, were sailing on sea bicycles along the shores of the Kumburgaz neighborhood in Istanbul before they went missing, Anadolu Agency reported

Rescue workers were continuing their search yesterday with one helicopter, one plane, two boats and five divers joining the search and rescue team, the Istanbul Governor’s Office said in a written statement on Aug. 19.

Büyükçekmece district municipality officials have seized numerous sea bicycles after the incident, saying there is a legal controversy over their use.

Büyükçekmece Mayor Hasan Akgün recalled how four people last summer died in Büyükçekmekce after sailing with sea bicycles.