Pakistan Army rescues foreign mountaineers in daring rescue

01 Jul, 2018 4:10 pm

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.

 

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.

 

 




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