Austrians on Spantik are now
in need of rescue....
The operation with 2 helicopters will commence immediately on
opening up of the weather.25-Jul-2008 Request for the rescue of 2 Austrians
(Mr. Nax & Mr. Arne) from Spantik BC was received at 2000 hours...
in other rescue news:
Search for Benjamin Cheek
The weather remains
inclement, helicopters at hi alert, no news about the gentleman from Shimshal.(0900
hoursLocal) - Search for Benjamin Cheek remains with held due to poor weather
in the area. 24-Jul-2008 At (1215 hours local) Mr. Naik Nam, the local tour
operator informed to launch the search & rescue tomorrow due to negative
weather at Shimshal Valley. (1000 hours local) Mr. Naik Nam, the local tour
operator informed at 1000 hours local to with hold the search & rescue from
Shimshal Valley due to negative weather. 23-Jul-2008 Request for rescue of
British climber Mr. Benjamin Cheek of British White Horn Expedition from
Shimshal Valley received at 1015 hrs on 23 July 2008.
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