In this weeks round up of the local news a British holiday maker is injured in a paragliding accident, fire destroys 20 hectares of forest and the hottest day so far this year.

In this weeks round up of the local news a British holiday maker is injured in a paragliding accident, fire destroys 20 hectares of forest and the hottest day so far this year.

Paragliding Accident Injured British Holiday Maker

Yet another paragliding accident and this time one involving a tandem trip, with an English holidaymaker as the passenger. 

Shortly after taking off from the top of Babadağ above Oludeniz, the two men paragliding were seen to suddenly fall 100 metres landing in the forest on the side of the mountain. 

A military helicopter from Dalaman was scrambled, the two were rescued and taken to the Government Hospital, where their condition was said to be satisfactory. 

No details of injuries or cause of the accident have been announced, but the Jandarma are reported to be investigating.

Forest Fire Destroys 20 Hectares

The forest fire near to Kemer, which we reported in last week’s news snippets, turned into the first of our fires that have broken out in the area since our original report. 

By the time the final fire was brought under control it had destroyed almost 20 hectares of pine forest and 2 planes, 6 helicopters, a wide array of fire engines and many local villagers had all taken part in the fight to stop the fires. 

On this occasion there was fortunately no loss of life or destruction of dwellings.

Scorcher Torture

And whilst the north east of Turkey was hit by major rain and flooding last week, Saturday 25th was the hottest day of the year so far in the south and west. 

Temperatures hit 42 degrees centigrade (108F) in Fethiye and 43 (110F) in Antalya where over 1,300 people headed for A & E in hospitals suffering from affects of heat – and 5 tourists fainted on tour of Ephesus! 

Don’t forget to drink lots of water and take it easy.

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