7 trekkers go missing in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag, SDRF sends chopper for rescue | Latest News India

Dehradun: Seven trekkers have been lost at Pandava Shera trekking route in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, about 4500 meters, officials said. The State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) sent an elevated rescue team and helicopter to the area to launch a search and rescue mission Saturday evening.

Seven trekkers in Uttarakhand are preparing a documentary on the Pandav Shera trekking area, SDRF media officer Lalita Negi said.

“He had no contact after Friday. His last message via SMS was that he was at an altitude of 4,500 meters and there was no food or water left, ”an SDRF official said.

When the SDRF team was trekking in the Pandava Shera area from a ruthless district control room, seven helicopters were lost and they were immediately evacuated. Officers.

“SDRF’s High-Altitude Rescue Team has been dispatched from Dehradun’s Sasadharadhara Helipad to the Pandav Shera area in the chopper with satellite equipment for quick rescue operations. The team has reached the Rudraprayag Agastyaamuni Helipad from where they will begin the trek and rescue mission, ”Negi said Saturday.

This is not the first time trekkers have been lost in the state. Many mountaineers and trekkers have lost their lives in the hilly terrain of Uttarakhand after they went missing or were caught in extreme weather conditions during mountaineering.

In June last year, the SDRF rescued two trekkers, including one foreigner from Slovenia (a country in central Europe), from the Hemkund Ghangaria Trek route in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. In October last year, rescuers captured the bodies of four navy personnel who were lost during a snowstorm in Trishul Mountain at 6,700 meters in the Chamoli district. On September 24 last year, the Indian Army’s expedition to measure the summit of Satopanth in Gangotri National Park, discovered the body of a mountaineer who was part of an army expedition sent to measure the same peak in 2005, some of which were missing. In July 2020, four trekkers went missing near the Vasuki Tal area near Kedarnath. He was rescued from the SDRF after a 48-hour extensive search operation.

In September 2019, 37-year-old Hungarian mountaineer Peter Vitek was lost during an expedition to the 7,120 m high Trishul Mountain in the Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli district. The missing climber was part of a six-member Singapore-Vietnamese-Hungarian-Mauritian mountaineering on Mount Trishul between 13 September and 8 October.

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