Turkish swimmer Derin Toparlak made history by bagging the gold medal in the men's 1,500 meters from the CMAS Finswimming Senior World Championships.
Toparlak became the world champion with a time of 12.38.27 in the men's 1,500 meters in the event, which started on July 5 in Tomsk, Russia, said a Turkish Underwater Sports Federation (TSSF) statement.
It was located underwater
Divers of the Greek coast guard's Underwater Missions Team on Monday recovered the body of a second diver who went missing off Karpathos over the weekend.
On Sunday, authorities said that two foreign nationals,.aged 60 and 30, had been found dead in an underwater cave off the island in the southeastern Aegean.
Authorities say two foreign nationals have been found dead in an underwater cave off the island of Karpathos, in southeast Greece.
The two men, aged 65 and 30, had dived to a depth of 45 meters (150 feet) inside the cave Saturday. A third diver who went inside the cave turned back due to a lack of air and broke surface, without finding his companions. He then alerted the authorities.
An internationally renowned diver became the first Turkish woman to dive without air tanks in Antarctica on Feb. 5.
A Turkish university student, who also worked as a professional diver, has died after a test to hold his breath underwater.
A Turkish diver set a new world record on April 24 for the longest open saltwater scuba dive in cold water.