Students lost in Turkish mountains – level 3

29-01-2015 07:00

This is the moment a British student was rescued from a Turkish mountain where he and two friends were stranded for eight days.

David Mackie and his two Dutch friends had gone for a hike that was only supposed to last one day, but they got lost in bad weather and became stranded.

For eight days, the trio survived by eating insects, drinking spring water and sleeping in a cave.

“We only had food for the first day and it was eight days.”

“Even our first day, we didn’t have full food. We only had snacks for lunch, really.”

But luckily, David managed to use his phone, which only had two per cent battery, left to call the emergency services and the Turkish army was drafted in to save them.

All three tourists who are exchange students in Istanbul were airlifted from the mountainside to safety and will be sent back to their home countries to recover.

Difficult words: be stranded (when you are unable to leave somewhere), draft somebody in (to order somebody to do something), home country (the country that you were come from), recover (to get better).



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