Three mountaineers rescued after being stranded for 13 hours on Demirkazık Mountain
NİĞDE - Anadolu Agency
The three climbers from the Zirve Mountaineering Club were stranded due to thick fog at an altitude of 3,500 meters on their way back from the 3,750 summit.
As the mountaineers informed the authorities of their situation, a coordinated rescue operation was launched by Search and Rescue Association (AKUT), Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) and the Gendarmerie’s Search and Rescue Team (JAK).
A military helicopter dispatched from the central Anatolian province of Konya failed to land on the area where the mountaineers were.
Rescue operations resumed in the early hours on Monday and they were finally picked up by the helicopter.
The mountaineers were sent to the Çamardı Hospital for medical examination but they were said to be in good condition.