In this weeks round up of the local news from Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu and area smuggled fuel operation disrupted, lucky driver escapes death by swimming ashore, dolphin show makes headlines and more.
Dodgy Diesel Dealings Disrupted
Industrial Estate, Fethiye
Three suspects were arrested this week on suspicion of selling smuggled fuel.
The police raided a unit on the industrial estate and found a bus was being refuelled from cans using a funnel.
The Anti Smuggling Bureau of Fethiye police seized over 250 cans of fuel and 3 thousand Turkish Lira from the site.
Lucky Driver Swims to Safety
Oyuktepe Peninsula, Fethiye
A man driving his car around the Oyuktepe Peninsula (the road that goes around the hill with all the aerials on top of it)escaped the jaws of death last week.
The driver lost control of his car and it left the road falling around 35 metres down a cliff and into the sea before turning over.
Onlookers who witnessed the incident said they were amazed when they saw that the driver managed to exit the vehicle and then swam ashore.
The emergency services arrived and administered first aid to the driver and then took him to hospital.
The vehicle was later removed from the sea by a recovery crane.
Promised Bridge Expected to be Completed Soon
In June we reported the death of thirteen year old boy who was in collision with a vehicle on the main Antalya – Fethiye highway.
The main road was closed for two hours and caused long tailbacks as police investigated the scene.
Relatives of the boy and locals flocked to the scene and were reported to have attacked the driver and the police who had arrested him.
The Mayor of Fethiye then visited the scene and calmed the crowd by promising that a pedestrian bridge would be constructed as soon as possible.
Fast forward to last week and the press reported the foundations of the bridge were completed. The 250,000 TL project is expected to be completed by mid September.
Dolphin Show Makes Headlines
The summer holidays are now in full swing and the hotels, bays and beaches are full to capacity.
Last week a fantastic dolphin show was reported thanks to footage taken on a mobile phone by a holiday maker sailing in Fethiye Bay.
The footage showed 4 to 5 dolphins swimming along side the bow of a yacht, jumping and generally playing around.
The footage made the headlines and helped to publicise Fethiye as a great holiday destination.