Underwater diving

Turkish swimmer wins historic gold at world championships

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.

2 divers found dead off Karpathos island

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.