Uttarakhand | 4 missing climbers rescued

The jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) rescued four missing climbers from Nanda Devi Base Camp with the help of Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday. The climbers have been brought to Pithoragarh.

Currently, the ITBP rescue team is conducting a search operation for the eight mountaineers who went missing on May 25. The 8-member team of mountaineers had embarked on an expedition to 7,434 metre-high Nanda Devi East peak also known as Sunanda Devi in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district May 13.

Pithoragarh District Magistrate VK Jogdande said four mountaineers have been rescued.

Since there’s the possibility of an avalanche in the area closer to Nanda Devi East, search and rescue operations for remaining 8 mountaineers will continue on Monday or Tuesday depending on weather conditions, Jogdande added.

The team left Munsiyari on May 13 to climb Nanda Devi East but they didn’t return to the base camp on May 25 as scheduled earlier.

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