Russian tourist dies in parachute accident in Turkey’s Fethiye
MUĞLAA Russian tourist died on May 5 in a parachute accident in the Aegean resort of Fethiye, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The 26-year-old Anastasia Zakharova came to Fethiye for both vacation and parachute training. She climbed to the Babadağ Mountain at around 10:30 a.m. and made a solo jump from the 1,700 meter court.
However, Zakharova lost control of the parachute while descending to the Belceğiz Beach. She was also unable to open her reserve parachute and ended up falling into the sea from 40 meters.
Locals around the beach immediately called health personnel and Zakharova was taken ashore. She was later transferred to a private hospital but could not be rescued despite all medical efforts.
The Fethiye Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into the incident.