Monday, May 30, 2022

Uttarakhand: IAF helicopters rescue missing trekkers stranded in Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag: At least seven people, along with three trekkers, were safely rescued with the help of Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district, reported news agency PTI. The trekkers had gone missing on the Pandav Shera trek route in Prayagraj due to sudden snowfall at a height of around 4,500 metres two days back.

They were brought to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) hospital in Chamoli for a medical examination.

Rudraprayag District Disaster Management Officer Nandan Singh Rajvar told news agency PTI that the rescue operation began at 5.30 am and all the seven stranded people were brought to the Gauchar helipad by 6:45 am.

The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) launched a search and rescue operation after trekkers went missing and a chopper was also arranged by the Civil Aviation Department for quick rescue.

After the SDRF team received information from the District Control room in Rudraprayag, a high altitude team was deployed for rescue work. Also, Deputy Inspector General of Police, SDRF, Riddhim Agarwal had ordered a quick rescue, reported ANI.

30/05/22 India Today

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