Turkish Skier Stops 12yo Boy From Falling Off Cable Car

Story By:  Sofija DizdarevikSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

This Turkish national skier has saved a 12-year-old boy’s life in a ski centre after he almost fell from a cable car and she held on to him for 15 minutes.


Turkish skier Sila Kara, 19, reportedly saved a 12-year-old boy’s life in the ski centre ‘Krvavec’ located in the region of Upper Carniola in northern Slovenia.

Local media said the boy was sitting next to Kara when he lost his balance and nearly fell, prompting the 19-year-old skier to jump into action.

Kara held on to the boy for 15 minutes as he hung in the air preventing him from falling as they waited for help to arrive.

She spoke with local media about the accident, saying “I did my humanitarian duty” when saving the young boy.

When describing the incident she said: “I threw down my ski poles and took off my gloves with my mouth.”

“The boy was shouting and begging me to hold on to him with both hands. I held him with both hands for 15 minutes.”

Kara reportedly left the boy once a ski patrol arrived as he was crying and was very upset from the incident.

The Turkish skier was later given an appreciation medal by the Krvavec police chief while she was at the airport and was labelled a “hero” by local media for her actions.

Several netizens took to social media to praise the 19-year-old and her heroic act with ‘matej_lukac’ saying: “True hero”.

‘ender_e.koc’ said: “Our hero Sila, we are proud of you. We wish you continued success …”

‘usakusakkzna’ commented: “Thank you, our hero, you are also very beautiful”.

Kara was in Slovenia taking part in the Winter Olympics ‘Giant Slalom Krvavec’ which took place between 12th and 13th February. She entered the Turkish national ski team in 2011.

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