Lost tourists found in southern Turkey
One British and two Dutch students have been found safe and sound, three days after they were lost during a trek in southern Turkey.
David Mackie, Marje de Grott and Frisa de Vries set out on the renowned Lycian Way from Goynuk in Antalya in the direction of Mugla, hundreds of kilometers to the west, on Jan. 14. Within two days, the trio got lost, prompting them to call emergency services.
Based on the geographical description that the students provided on the phone, 137 people, including emergency workers as well as members of a local motorcycle club, began searching for the three students, all of whom are 22 years old.
A search and rescue helicopter spotted the three students, who looked "tired but fine," on Jan. 19.
Because the helicopter was not able land to take the three students due to the difficult terrain, a team of rescuers have been sent to the mountain.
"They were looking healthy. Now we are trying to retrieve them. Our land teams are moving toward the spot we determined," local rescue official Halil Serdar Cevheroglu told Anadolu Agency.