Turkey hikers still missing after 260-strong search operation continues to fourth day

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 05-Dec-2019

Search and rescue operations for two missing hikers in Turkey continue for the fourth day, on Dec. 5.

On Dec. 1, the hikers – Mert Alpaslan and Efe Sarp – went missing in the evening due to heavy fog. They were hiking near Turkey’s famous Mt. Uludağ peak in western Bursa province.

The families of the hikers contacted the gendarmerie when they could not contact their sons. The search continues with nearly 260 rescuers, both from official and civilian rescue teams. The rescue teams have not found any signs of the missing hikers during their search operations that have continued for the past 79 hours.

On Dec. 3, portable GSM base stations were deployed in the region to conduct technical surveillance of the hikers’ mobile phones.