Tourist rescued after 3700m mountain injury

Mount Mkinvari is one of the top destinations for alpine enthusiasts in Georgia., 28 Mar 2014 - 12:44, Tbilisi,Georgia

 An adventure enthusiast from the Czech Republic has been rescued after injuring himself while climbing a mountain in Georgia’s Stepantsminda region.

Tourist Mario Babunea injured himself while climbing the mountain at a height of 3700 metres.

He was on an alpine expedition with a group of friends exploring the Mkinvari mountain when he hurt his leg yesterday. He had to spend the night on the mountain before he was located and rescued.

Members of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs search and rescue team successfully completed the rescue mission this morning.

When rescuers reached Babunea, they had to carry out a mountain-rescue operation with full use of special equipment.

The injured man was given first aid and carried to the Stepantsminda Ambulance Centre.

Emergency services said Babnuea was in a stable condition and his health was not at risk.