German documentarian found dead on Lycian Way
Bernd Girrbach, who worked for Germany’s ARD channel, was in Turkey to film a documentary on Lycian Way.German documentary filmmaker Bernd Girrbach was found dead early Aug. 29 in Turkey after a two-day police search.
The 58-year-old filmmaker had begun walking on Lycian Way, located in the Fethiye district of Turkey’s Muğla province, on Aug. 26.
Girrbach, who worked for Germany’s ARD channel, was in Turkey to film a documentary on Lycian Way, a trekking path that attracts travelers from across the world. Girrbach was conducting the initial research for the documentary when he lost his way somewhere along the 540-kilometer walking path on the road between Ölüdeniz to Geyikbayırı. Girrbach sent a text message for help to his wife, Elke Girrbach, who was also in Fethiye. He could not be reached again on his phone, however.
Girrbach’s body was located through his mobile phone signal, which police tracked via two portable base stations, Ölüdeniz local police said.