Pakistan Army rescues foreign mountaineers in daring rescue
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The Pakistan Army on Sunday rescued two foreign mountaineers and recovered the body of another mountaineer stuck in a snow avalanche at the Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza.
In his tweet, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major-General Asif Ghafoor said that Bruce Normand and Miller Timothy from UK were rescued alive while an Austrian mountaineer Christian Huber succumbed to his injuries in the avalanche.
“Pakistan Army pilots in a daring mission rescued three foreign mountaineers stuck in snow avalanche at above 19,000 feet on Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza,” the ISPR director general said.
“Bruce Normand and Timothy Miller from UK successfully rescued alive while Christian Huber from Austria had succumbed to avalanche,” he also confirmed.
Pakistan Army pilots in a daring mission rescued 3 foreign mountaineers stuck in snow avalanche at above 19000 feet high Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza. Bruce Normand & Miller Timothy from UK successfully rescued alive while Christian Huber from Austria had succumbed to avalanche. pic.twitter.com/z0OyaCE63H
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 1, 2018
He further said that the tent of foreign mountaineers was hit by an avalanche at Ultar Sar mountain in northern Hunza valley.
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew thanked the Pakistan Army for the rescue operation.
A remarkable and dangerous rescue. Our gratitude to the Pakistan Army pilots who rescued two British climbers trapped by an avalanche on Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza. Our thoughts with their Austrian fellow climber who did not survive the avalanche. pic.twitter.com/WKfvkb0KcA
— Thomas Drew (@TomDrewUK) July 1, 2018