UPDATED: Missing Ukrainian tourist trapped in avalanche found dead in Svaneti

  •  Levan Kurdiani, the head of the rescue team of Tetnuldi resort, said that the Ukrainian tourist was skiing in the same location where four Czech tourists got trapped in an avalanche yesterday. Photo: Rustavi 2.

Agenda.ge, 11 Feb 2020 - 18:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

Updated: 18:00 pm

Georgian rescuers have found the body of the Ukrainian tourist who was trapped in an avalanche after a two-day rescue-search operation in the winter resort of Tetnuldi, in the western Svaneti region of Georgia.

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

Kurdiani stated that the Czech tourists informed the rescue team about the Ukrainian tourist as they were unable to find him in a hotel.

Earlier 14:24 pm

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.

Earlier: 13:12 pm

Georgian rescuers have saved four Czech tourists after they got trapped in an avalanche in the winter resort of Tetnuldi, in the western Svaneti region of Georgia yesterday.

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

With the assistance of the employees of the Emergency Management Service and the rescuers of the Mountain Resorts Development Company one tourist with an upper limb injury was transferred to a hospital in Mestia, the central town of Svaneti.

The other three tourists have no injuries.

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