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Tourists Swim Along Turkish Coast as Helicopters Fight Encroaching Fires

Tourists swam in the waters off Marmaris, Turkey, on August 1, as forest fires burned along hillsides in the distance and helicopters involved in firefighting efforts used the Mediterranean to gather water.

Elsewhere in Mugla province, tourists and locals fled as fires encroached on areas near Bodrum, another holiday destination.

At least eight people have died during the recent bout of fires, which have also impacted the province of Antalya.

This video, taken Sunday along the beach in Marmaris, shows people casually swimming against the backdrop of fires and emergency efforts. Credit: @vburov via Storyful

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