Someone in the search party shouted out Beyhan Mutlu’s name and he replied, ‘I’m here’ (Picture: Newsflash)
Many people over the last year – amid change and crisis – have decided they need a change of direction.
Some would say, they have chosen to ‘find themselves’.
But one man took the idea a little too literally this week and joined a search party for a missing person in Turkey to find… yes, himself.
According to Turkish publication Daily Sabah, a man named Beyhan Mutlu living in northwestern Bursa province’s Inegöl district was reported missing yesterday.
His loved ones, including his wife, couldn’t get in touch with him for several hours and were concerned.
They then decided to contact the authorities for help, and a search was launched.
But Beyhan, 50, had just been out drinking with his friends and apparently drunkenly wandered into some woodland.
He came across a group of rescue workers on the mission, so decided to join in and help.
It was only when one person in the party later shouted out ‘Beyhan Mutlu’ that he replied with, ‘I’m here,’ and confused everyone present.
Beyhan, 50, had been out drinking with his friends and apparently drunkenly wandered into some woodland (Picture: Newsflash)
The authorities took a statement from him before driving him home, but he was concerned about getting into trouble with his family.
Beyhan reportedly told police: ‘Don’t punish me too harshly, officer. My father will kill me.’
It is not clear whether he was reprimanded for his behaviour.
And strangely enough, it’s actually not the first time it has happened.
One woman who was on a coach trip to Iceland’s Eldgja canyon in 2014 was reported missing after she quickly went to the toilet to change clothes.
According to the Toronto Sun, when the woman returned her bus mates ‘didn’t recognise her’.
They then launched a search party after thinking she had gone missing.
The woman didn’t recognise her own description and joined the group of around 50 looking for herself.
The volunteers searched by foot and by vehicle, and a coastguard helicopter was reportedly about to be sent out.
The search continued into the night, but was called off at 3am when the rescuers suddenly realised the missing woman was actually there and looking for herself.
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