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Low Tatras: Czech Man Survives Avalanche

It is that time of the year when people take to the mountains while underestimating the dangers, as one 41-year old Czech found out yesterday after he was buried in an avalanche.

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According to news portal webnoviny.sk, the mountain rescue service says the man probably set off the avalanche, which dragged him down the mountainside near Chopok in the Nizke Tatry (Low Tatras). In a search and rescue mission, the mountain rescue service eventually found him alive and well.

Head of the Mountain rescue service Jozef Janiga expressed relief that they didn’t see a repeat of the 1979 accident in Mlynica, when 7 rescuers were killed in a helicopter crash trying to save a tourist with just mild injuries.

 

1 Comment for “Low Tatras: Czech Man Survives Avalanche”

  1. George M

    Tish , tish , this news report is a bit like the BBC News, that always used to report, that in some plane or train crash , `no Briton was reported to be among the dead`.

    Mind you ….~ Head of the Mountain rescue service Jozef Janiga expressed relief that they didn’t see a repeat of the 1979 accident in Mlynica, when 7 rescuers were killed in a helicopter crash trying to save a tourist ~

    Nothing like being positive in your daily job each working hour….or having a elephant memory from a cock up of over thirty years ago eh ??

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