A paraglder dies, ice cold in Ovacik, false alarm and dancers triumph again all in our round up of the local news

A paraglder dies, ice cold in Ovacik, false alarm and dancers triumph again all in our round up of the local news.

Sad Loss

Another paraglider died this week. 

A 36-year-old Turk, Süleyman Al夣305;, still training to be a pilot, took off from the top of Babadağ, lost the air from his main parachute and failed to open his second, emergency chute. 

He fell into the sea and died. 

Ice Cold in Ovacık

Temperatures hit 40 in Fethiye this week and, with associated humidity, at times it felt more like 50. 

The Grand U椬 Hotel in Ovacık near Fethiye hit on the novel idea of buying in large blocks of ice to add to the swimming pool and thus lower the temperature. 

So if you really can’t stand the heat, get on down to the Grand U椬.

Alarm Triggers Action

A drama occurred at one of the new banks on the 22-metre road in Fethiye (Migros Road). 

One morning this week whilst workers in the bank were getting ready to open up, something triggered the silent alarm connected to their headquarters in Istanbul.

In turn the alarm registered with the local, Fethiye, police force. 

Hordes of police with lights and sirens descended on the bank, to find bewildered staff wondering what was happening. 

It took a while but eventually they traced the fault that had triggered the silent alarm. 

Bet those bank workers are paranoid about setting off the alarm every morning now.

Dance Triumph

And on the weekend of 4th July the Ölüdeniz Folk Dance Group had yet another triumph, when they took part in the 9th Denizli International Folk Dance Festival along with dance groups from Romania, Kazakstan, Georgia, Bosnia-Hersegovina, a Kurdish dance team and Turkish teams from Pamukkale and Denizli itself. 

Apparently the older Brits from Ölüdeniz were given a standing ovation at the Festival’s final night Gala.

We say well done.

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