Sarp Mustafa Kayan

Sarp Mustafa Kayan, at Maneo Recreation Center.

Sarp Kayan drowned March 26th, 1999 at the Maneo Recreation Center swimming pool. He told the life guards that he was training for competition. Sarp said he would be attempting to hold his breath for up to five minutes. The lifeguards weren’t paying attention and after 40-45 minutes they realized he hadn’t come up for air. They pulled him out of the water, his equipment indicated that he had been under water for 55 minutes. Their attempts to resuscitate him failed.