A marine pilot at the port of Yalova, Turkey died on July 18 after falling from a pilot ladder into the water.

The pilot was out at the Ciftlikkoy anchorage area off Yalova in order to meet with the tanker Alhena.

His pilot boat came alongside the tanker and he transferred over to the pilot ladder. However, after reaching the ladder he fell into the water, as local media reported.

A police response boat recovered the pilot who was unconscious and brought him to shore, where he was treated by paramedics and transferred to Yalova State Hospital.

However, despite doctors’ attempts to revive him, he passed away.

According to CNN Turkey, the pilot may have suffered a heart attack while he was on the ladder, then fell into the sea.