Two sisters jumped into the Tigris River hand in hand! Zilan was rescued, Zelin is missing

16-year-old Zilan and his 1-year-old sister Zelin, who live in Şırnak, jumped into the Tigris River hand in hand. Zilan Ç. While he was rescued by the people around him, the search for Zelin continues on the 3rd day.

Release: 13:03 – 29 November 2023 Updated:

Sisters Zilan and Zelin Ç., who came to Bırca Belek Park on the banks of the Tigris River in Şırnak’s Cizre district on November 27, jumped into the Tigris River for an unknown reason. People around noticed the situation and informed the teams.

Upon notice, police, fire brigade and medical teams were dispatched to the area. The local people entered the river with the teams and saved Zilan. Zilan’s rescue moment was captured on a mobile phone camera.

In the footage, it was seen that Zilan, who was caught in the current, was rescued at the last minute by 2 people who entered the water with a life preserver.

Zilan, who was taken to Cizre State Hospital after his first intervention, continues his treatment at the hospital.


Zelin, who fell into the water and got lost in the current, has been searched for 3 days by search and rescue teams. In the work carried out by AFAD diver teams from Şırnak and Diyarbakır, Frog Man teams from the Van Police Department Underwater Group Chief and Cizre Fire Department divers, drone scanning is carried out from the air and underwater. No trace of Zelin has been found so far during the searches. (DHA)

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