British tourist drowns in tragic accident on holiday in Turkey

British tourist drowns in tragic accident on holiday in Turkey

The Brit drowned whilst holidaying in Manavgat, Antalya.

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 21/08/2023

- 13:52

Updated: 21/08/2023

- 15:04

The Brit was on a family holiday at the time

A British tourist has died after jumping into a river in Turkey.

It is understood that he was on a family holiday in Manavgat, Antalya when the incident occurred.

The victim was videoed jumping off a pier into the river nearby a riverside restaurant.

He then disappeared under the water and failed to emerge.

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Antalya Province, in southwestern Turkey, is the centre of the country's tourism industry

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Emergency services were called to the scene.

They were accompanied by divers who entered the water to further search for the missing Brit.

The visibility was understood to be poor.

The man's body was later pulled from the water.

Manavgat river

The man jumped into the Manavgat river

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He was recovered in a similar spot from when he initially jumped in.

His body was sent to the Antalya Forensic Medicine Institute for an autopsy.

The 33-year-old is believed to have drowned but an autopsy will be carried out to determine the exact cause.

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