A 'missing' man in Turkey accidentally joined a search party looking for himself.



Beyhan Mutlu had been drinking with friends last week when he wandered into a forest in the Bursa province.

However, his wife and friends alerted the authorities when he failed to return and a search party was sent out. Mutlu then stumbled across the search team and decided to join them.

When a member of the search party called out his name, he replied: "I am here."

Mutlu was then taken to one side by one of the rescue workers to give a statement.

He reportedly told the search team: "Don't punish me too harshly, officer. My father will kill me."

Police then drove Mutlu home but it is not clear if he was punished.