Saturday, September 17, 2016

Army Aviators rescue injured Naval personnel in Ladakh

Jammu: Army aviators today rescued injured Naval members of a mountaineering expedition in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Aviators of the Army stationed in Ladakh successfully rescued members of a Naval Mountaineering expedition to Saser Kangri peak in Siachen Glacier area in Ladakh today, a Defence spokesman said.
The Naval mountaineering expedition consisting of 14 members and 10 porters was launched under the aegis of Integrated Headquarters of Defence (Navy) on August 9, he said, adding that the expedition was to scale Saser Kangri peak near Siachen Glacier.

The expedition team encountered an avalanche near Point 7285 (25030 feet) and some of its members sustained serious injuries necessitating immediate casualty evacuation, the spokesman said.
17/09/16 PTI/Business Standard

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