According to eyewitness accounts, Savaş Uslu and a friend, identified as Engin G., were fishing on a bridge over the Seyhan River when their fishing lines became tangled with plant matter. Attempting to clear the lines, Uslu lost his balance and fell into the water. Engin G. fled the scene of the incident. Witnesses were unable to help the drowning man, who was swept away by currents. Police arrived at the scene, and search and rescue teams recovered the body. Uslu remains at large, with police working to find him.
The young man's body was taken to the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK) for autopsy.