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Search operation to locate Ali Sadpara on K2 continues for fourth day

Search operation to locate Ali Sadpara on K2 continues for fourth day
February 9, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The search operation to locate three mountaineers, including Pakistan's Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri from Iceland and JP Mohr from Chile, on K2 is continued for the fourth day on Tuesday.

According to the latest reports, Pakistan Army’s continued their search for missing mountaineers for the fourth day with helicopters hoping to locate the missing men alive. However, the searching teams were not traced the missing climbers yesterday rescue operation.

It is pertinent to mention here that the three climbers lost contact with the base camp late on Friday and were reported missing on Saturday after their support team stopped receiving communications from them during their attempt to summit the world's second-highest mountain.

Gilgit Baltistan’s Home Secretary Muhammad Ali Randhawa shared pictures taken of the K2 on the Pakistan Army Aviation Helicopters during the search operation.

Earlier, Randhawa had tweeted that the third-day helicopter search mission by Pakistan Army aviation began at 9:30 am. The secretary had shared the update after the helicopters had reached the basecamp.


Several experts, including local high altitude climbers Fazal Ali and Jalal from Shimshal, Imtiaz Hussain and Akbar Ali from Skardu, Romanian Alex Găvan, Nazir Sabir, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, and other members of the SST winter expedition team, are part of the rescue mission.