In the Altai mountains, travelers in distress

© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Coorperate in fotobanka Altai. archival photoIn the Altai mountains, travelers in distress© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Coorperate the image Bank

Tour group of four people in distress in the Altai mountains, rescuers can’t raise a helicopter to assist due to heavy rain and wind, told RIA Novosti press-service of the Siberian regional emergency center.

«The SOS signal was received from the Ust-Koksa district of the Altai Republic. Tour group of four people in distress on a mountain top with AK-Kem (4100 m). Extra to help the tourists, not the weather – in the mountains the rain turns into snow, and strong wind,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the tour reported on the plight on a satellite phone. At the place of Parking has sharply deteriorated weather, the wind blew the tent with things and equipment.

«Tourists freeze yourself to get down the mountain can’t. According to the travelers know that all four men from Kemerovo» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the Hiking path to the group even with favorable weather it will take rescuers at least three days, and now the climb is impossible.

«If the weather in the mountains is back to normal, the departure of the helicopter we can plan not earlier than the morning of 13 August. All measures that can be taken urgently undertaken. Ready for evacuation and equipment and rescuers, but the situation for the rescue operation is currently extremely poor. Tourists must stay. They are in constant communication with the seasonal rescue post, which is located at the foot of the mountain, and get recommendations for survival in extreme conditions,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Today the helicopter of the emergencies Ministry in Krasnoyarsk will be relocated as close as possible to the scene so that when the slightest improvement in the weather to ensure the evacuation.

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