Avalanche in Svaneti: Georgian rescuers search for missing Ukrainian tourist

  • The Czech tourists have informed the rescue team about the disappearance of the Ukrainian citizen, as they could not find him in the hotel.Photo: Georgiantravelguide.com.

Agenda.ge, 11 Feb 2020 - 14:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian rescuers are looking for a Ukrainian tourist who was trapped in an avalanche in the winter resort of Tetnuldi, in the western Svaneti region of Georgia yesterday.

Levan Kurdiani, the head of the rescue team of Tetnuldi resort, said that the Ukrainian tourist was skiing in the zone where four other Czech tourists got trapped in an avalanche yesterday. 

Kurdiani also says that the Czech tourists have informed the rescue team about the disappearance of the Ukrainian citizen, as they could not find him in the hotel.

With the assistance of the employees of the Emergency Management Service and the rescuers of the Mountain Resorts Development Company four Czech tourists were saved.

One tourist with an upper limb injury was transferred to a hospital in Mestia, the central town of Svaneti.

The press office of the Mountain Resorts Development Company said that the tourists were skiing in the trackless snow, in a zone where skiing is forbidden.

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