A MAN recreating the pose in Titanic film ‘The King of the World’ with his girlfriend drowned when the couple fell into the sea.
The couple had chosen the edge of a pier for their stunt and – as in the hit film – only the woman survived.
The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. on May 15 at Izmit Marina Pier in Turkey’s northwestern Kocaeli province.
Furkan Ciftci and his girlfriend Mine Dinar – both 23 – had been drinking while on a fishing trip before they had the idea of recreating Titanic’s famous ‘King of the World’ pose.
The couple reportedly crossed the safety chain to pose on the edge of the pier and both fell into the water.
Nearby fishermen saw the couple falling into the sea and rushed to their aid.
Mine managed to grab the end of a helper’s fishing pole and was eventually pulled to safety.
However, her boyfriend disappeared beneath the waves and emergency services were called to the scene.
Meins was taken to hospital in an ambulance while a search operation was launched involving firefighters and a dive team to find Furkan.
Furkan’s lifeless body was pulled from the water nearly two hours later.
After recovering from her ordeal at Kocaeli State Hospital, Mine told police they had been drinking while fishing and thought it would be fun to recreate the “Titanic pose.”
She said they crossed the chain to stand on the edge of the pier and lost their balance, both landing in the water.
CCTV footage of the couple’s final moments shows them setting up chairs on the pier to start fishing.
Furkan’s body undergoes an autopsy before his funeral takes place in his hometown of Duzce.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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