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Shocking moment Welsh couple crash into sea after parasail gets tangled in Turkey

The couple look happy as their paragliding journey begins, with excited shouts and waving

A couple were lucky to escape after their parachute got caught in another holidaymaker’s, sending them crashing into the sea.

Beth and Rob, who asked that their names be withheld, were on vacation in Marmaris, Turkey, when they decided to try parasailing.

The couple, from South Wales, were nearing the end of their week’s holiday when Rob convinced Beth to join him in the air – despite being afraid of heights.

A video of the September incident, captured by Rob with a selfie stick, was shared on TikTok, amassing over 2 million views.

The couple look happy as their paragliding journey begins, with excited shouts and waving

The couple look happy as their paragliding journey begins, with excited shouts and waving

Panic soon sets in when Beth spots another boat heading their way, asking Rob

Panic soon sets in when Beth spots another boat heading their way, asking Rob “What the fuck is this, love?”

Footage of the incident begins with excited screams, with Beth joking “I’m really scared” as she happily waves to the camera as their ascent gently begins.

Beth tells Rob, “I don’t like heights – you know that”, as the pair rise higher above the water.

A few seconds later, an alarmed Beth asks, “Can’t you see a boat?

‘What the fuck is this love?’ she adds, visibly worried.

Both of their faces drop when they notice another parasailer, Beth waving at the other boat to alert them to their presence.

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Rob remains silent, but breaks his temper as the two chutes collide, saying, “What the fuck?”

As the couple begins to slowly sink towards the ocean, Beth says worriedly, “We’re going in.”

Calmly, Rob responds, “Yeah, I know.”

‘To like!’ Beth yells at Rob.

‘What the fuck is this. How the hell did they do that? Rob asks, still relatively calm.

‘To like!’ exclaims Beth, as the blue of the ocean draws closer.

“It’s okay baby, don’t panic,” Rob said, trying to soothe Beth as impact approached.

” We enter ! Beth yells, with Rob of Steel reassuringly responding, “I know” as the pair are about to dive into the water

“It’s okay,” Rob says reassuringly to Beth as the couple land in the ocean, selfie stick still in hand.

Beth and Rob are overwhelmed after their parachute drops after colliding with another paraglider

Beth and Rob are overwhelmed after their parachute drops after colliding with another paraglider

“Just hold on to me,” Rob says, as Beth lets out a series of high-pitched gasps after impact

” We enter ! Beth shouts, with Rob responding softly, “I know” as the pair dive into the water, both heads submerged momentarily.

“You’re fine,” Rob says softly to Beth, selfie stick still in hand, as she climbs up to him and clings to her life jacket.

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“Just hold on to me,” Rob says, as Beth lets out a series of small squeals.

The pair are then dragged underwater, before the clip shows them being carried onto the boat by its crew.

As she recovers, a crew member is heard saying to Beth, “Sister, take a deep breath.”

“I drowned in the pool yesterday,” Beth gasps in response.

‘Sorry about that, but take a deep breath. You are well now.’

The couple had traveled on a small boat with another couple, whom they saw having a smooth experience.

The start of the couple’s parasailing trip went well, as they took in the beautiful views.

Rob's selfie stick captures the moment he and Beth are rescued by a boat crew member

Rob’s selfie stick captures the moment he and Beth are rescued by a boat crew member

“We were very lucky that we didn’t get hurt,” Beth said afterwards, adding that the couple laughed at the situation.

However, calamity struck when Beth noticed another boat in the water and a parasail heading straight for them.

Beth said, “At that moment, I knew in my heart that we were going to tangle. My eyes were just fixed on the other parasail.

“I instantly went into panic mode. I was just terrified and worried about all sorts of things, but Rob stayed so calm which really helped the situation.

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“At one point Rob started laughing and said ‘I’ve been pestering you all day to come with me and now when you finally give in it happens.

“We both laughed a lot and it made the event so much better.

“Rob and I definitely came out in a better place – when I looked at the poor other people I saw the parasail had landed on them.”

People in surrounding boats rushed to help everyone back to safety – including a stranger, who jumped overboard and helped Beth back onto the boat.

Beth emphasized that she in no way blames the company for the incident.

She added: “Not all parasailing experiences are like ours – some people have amazing experiences, but there are some that don’t end so well.”

“We were very lucky not to be injured, but it’s so scary when you’re in the air and you know you can’t do anything but panic.”

In October, a British paraglider was killed in Turkey when he slammed into rocks after taking off from a 6,300ft mountain.

Frank Lally, 62, jumped from the Babadag paragliding center in Fethiye to the popular Aegean hotspot on the Turkish Riviera.

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