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'Missing' man joins search party for himself

October 4, 2021 | Comment icon 10 comments

The drunk man had fallen asleep in the middle of the woods. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Donar Reiskoffer
A man who had been reported missing after a night of drinking inadvertently joined the search... for himself.
While it is not that unusual to have less than a complete recollection of a particularly boozy night out, few could get themselves so inebriated that their significant other is forced to organize a search party.

This is exactly what happened however when 51-year-old Beyhan Mutlu from the town of Inegol in northwest Turkey had a little too much to drink last week when out boozing with one of his friends.

He awoke the following morning to find that he had fallen asleep in a house in the middle of the woods. Confused, he wandered outside to figure out exactly where he was.

Before long he ran into some people who were wandering through the trees; it turned out that they were members of a search party who were out looking for someone who had gone missing.

Keen to help, he decided to go with them in an attempt to track down the missing person.
It wasn't long however before he realized to his horror that the person they were looking for was him.

"After a while, they said they were looking for Beyhan Mutlu," he said.

"I broke into a cold sweat when I heard my name. I told them I was Beyhan Mutlu, but they continued to search. They didn't believe me."

It wasn't until he was spotted by someone he knew that the truth of the situation was revealed - it turned out that his wife had organized the search party after he failed to return home the night before.

No doubt she would have had a few choice words for him once he finally stepped through the door.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (10)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by XenoFish 20 days ago
Drunk man goes on journey to find himself.
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword 20 days ago
A familiar tale 
Comment icon #3 Posted by susieice 20 days ago
At least now, he's found 
Comment icon #4 Posted by and then 20 days ago
Reminds me of a story from WWII.  A heavy bomber coming back from a mission over Germany had sustained too much damage to safely get back to England so the pilot set the primitive "auto-pilot" and gave the crew the order to bail out.  When they assembled on the ground, the rear gunner was missing.  At the pub that night, during the traditional "send off" to lost comrades, the gunner walks in.  The auto pilot helped the thing glide in, and the crash wasn't bad enough to kill him.  Imagine his surprise when he realized he was the only one aboard!  
Comment icon #5 Posted by jethrofloyd 16 days ago
Surely no one could recognize him in a sober state, so he was free to join in the search for a ‘drunk self’.
Comment icon #6 Posted by pallidin 15 days ago
Comment icon #7 Posted by NCC1701 15 days ago
I hate it when that happens.
Comment icon #8 Posted by woopypooky 15 days ago
Next we got someone attending his own funeral
Comment icon #9 Posted by bigjonalien 14 days ago
It must have been beside himself when they found him!
Comment icon #10 Posted by mesuma 13 days ago
You know he was getting stuck into the idiot who got lost whilst searching.

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