Rescue mission ongoing for Hungarian trekker on Trishul mountain
The search and rescue mission for the missing Hungarian trekker Peter Wittek on Trishul mountain is still ongoing. Chamoli district magistrate Swati Bhadauriya said that the remaining five trekkers have are reported to be safe while the teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are already on their way towards base camp.
Giving further details she said, “Three trekkers are from Singapore, one is from Vietnam, one is from Mauritius and the missing one is from Hungary. We have also requested Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for this expedition and they might send their team on Wednesday. As the weather condition up there is getting worse the rescue teams as of now are somewhere near the base camp.”
Superintendent of Police (Commandant) SDRF, Tripti Bhatt said, “Our team had already reached the area. We might even take assistance from helicopter services, but that depends on the weather conditions.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the missing trekker is a member of six member Singaporean-Vietnamese-Hungarian-Mauritian expedition which was planning to climb the Trishul mountain. The Hungarian mountaineer reportedly went missing from camp 2. He was reportedly hit by an avalanche.
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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