Libyan man dies saving 2 others at sea in Istanbul
London, August 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A Libyan national, Abdulazim Al Farawi has lost his life in Turkey in an attempt to save two picnickers battling for their lives in water
Abdulazim Al Faraw was reportedly having a picnic on the beach in the Yeniköy neighborhood of Istanbul’s Arnavutköy district on the European side when he saw two men were in danger of drowning at sea.
Losing no time, he jumped in to save the two men, Ramazan Kutlu and Musa Maden. The two men were saved, unfortunately, Al Farawi lost his life at the hospital where he was taken as he drowned during the struggle.
According to the report by Daily Sabah, shortly after Al Farawi jumped in to save the two men, he was overtaken by the waves, and the lifeguards were called for rescue.
Bodies of the three men were taken out of the water by lifeguards; however, Al Farawi was reported to be unconscious. The Libyan citizen and two other people were taken to Arnavutköy Public Hospital.
But despite all efforts at the hospital, Al Farawi could not be saved. Kutlu and Maden are reported to be in good condition.
Al Farawi, the 49-year-old Libyan national and father of eight, was a Libyan scholar of Islam and a known preacher who had escaped Libya following the eruption of civil war in the country in 2011.
As a profession, Al Farawi was also a master mariner and had vast knowledge of the sea.He had been living in Turkey and receiving treatment for illnesses he dealt with following intense torture while in prison for seven months in 2015. He was imprisoned by the militia loyal to the self-proclaimed Libyan general, Khalifa Haftar.
Recently, Al Farawi had also helped another Libyan who was in need of a liver transplant. After donating a part of his liver, Al Farawi had reportedly suffered from a medical condition but recovered eventually