Turkish mayor rescues drowning scuba diver during official ceremony

Ismail Yildirim, mayor of Karamursel, became an instant hero and was applauded by attendeesĀ 

Turkish mayor rescues drowning scuba diver during official ceremony


 

KOCAELI: Karamursel’s mayor Ismail Yildirim was attending a ceremony to mark the anniversary of a ferry disaster where he noticed that a diver had fainted in the water.

He rushed to the aid of the female diver and saved her from drowning, instantly becoming a hero, and was applauded by everyone present at the ceremony.

The incident occurred as Two divers were in the sea to place a wreath on the water in tribute to the 272 people who lost their lives in the Uskudar Disaster of 1958.