Video shows last moments of two paragliders who died in Fethiye
Babadağı Mountain is a touristic hotspot, as many paragliding activities in Fethiye featuring in postcards start from the top of the mountain and end at the Ölüdeniz beach.
A video circulating on the internet shows the last moments of a Turkish paragliding pilot and a Pakistani paraglider as they plunged to their deaths in a tandem paraglide accident on April 15.
The bodies of pilot, Mustafa Kemal Öztürk and Pakistani national Zarak Zaheer were found by the gendarmerie in the Fethiye district in Turkey’s southwestern province of Muğla.
Öztürk and Zaheer went on a tandem paraglide in foggy weather conditions off a point on Babadağ Mountain, which is 1,965 meters high.
They disappeared shortly after the jump. Other pilots at the paragliding area noticed that something went wrong.
A gendarmerie drone spotted the men’s bodies on the rocks. Rescue teams who arrived in the scene confirmed that they were both dead.
Twenty-one hours after the accident, a military helicopter recovered the bodies and took them to the hospital in Fethiye for forensic examination.