Israeli boy drowns in hotel pool in southern Turkey
KEMER - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA six-year-old Israeli boy has drowned in a hotel pool in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, the latest in a tragic series of drowning incidents in Turkey’s southern touristic towns this summer.
Etan Titievsky, 6, an Israeli boy vacationing with his family in Antalya’s resort town of Kemer, drowned after he and his 10-year-old brother entered an adult pool at the hotel around 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 23.
People near the pool took Titievsky out of the water when he started struggling. The medical staff stepped in said Titievsky had died.
The young boy’s body was taken to the Kemer Public Hospital and then to the Antalya Forensic Institute for medical examination.
The incident came less than a month after four children including a Turkish boy drowned in early August in different resort towns in Turkey’s south.
Safa Boutadjine, 7, the daughter of a French family vacationing in a hotel in Antalya, drowned after she entered an adult pool at a hotel located in the Çolaklı neighborhood in Antalya’s Manavgat district on Aug. 5.
In Antalya’s Serik district, a 10-year-old Russian boy named Sergei Odajiu drowned after he entered a pool at a hotel located in Serik’s touristy Belek area on Aug. 5.
Leyla Rzayeva, 6, an Azerbaijani girl vacationing with her family and relatives in a hotel in Kemer’s Göynük neighborhood, drowned after she entered an adult pool on Aug. 4.
In the western province of Muğla on Aug. 4, Tanzel Tuna Şendil, a 10-year-old Turkish boy, drowned after he had a heart attack in a hotel pool in the resort town of Bodrum, according to a medical examination of his body in the Muğla Forensic Institute.