Drunk Turkish man spends hours searching for missing persons without realizing he’s the one they’re looking for
- Beyhan Mutlu, 50, drank with friends as he walked into the woods
- He was reported missing but then came across a search and rescue team
- He joined the search and only realized his mistake when his name was mentioned
A drunk Turkish man spent hours searching for a missing person with a search and rescue team before realizing they were looking for him.
Beyhan Mutlu, from Inegol in the northwestern province of Bursa, had been drinking with friends when he walked into the forest.
His wife was unable to contact the 50-year-old for several hours and she and his friends decided to alert the police.
A drunk Turkish man spent hours searching for a missing person with a search and rescue before realizing they were looking for him
While wandering through the forest, Mutlu came across a group of rescuers and volunteers involved in a search mission, unaware that they were looking for him.
He joined the group and accidentally went with the search group looking for himself in the woods.
It wasn’t until one of the rescuers called his name and he replied, “I’m here,” that they realized their mistake.
He was then taken aside by one of the rescuers to make a statement expressing concern about problems with his family.
He reportedly said, “Don’t punish me too hard, Officer. My father will kill me.’
Rescuers then gave him a ride home, and it’s not clear if he was reprimanded for his actions.
In 2012, an Asian tourist missing in Iceland was found in her own search after failing to recognize her own description released by police.