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Pakistan Army rescues Russian climber from mountainous region


IANS Islamabad
The Pakistan Army has rescued a Russian climber stranded in the country's northern mountainous region, the military said on Tuesday.
"In a daring rescue attempt early morning today (Tuesday), Pakistani Army aviation pilots rescued Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was stuck at 20,650 feet high Latok Peak in Biafo Glacier," an Inter-Services Public Relations statement said.
Gukov has been shifted to a military hospital in Skardu city, reports Xinhua news agency.
He was stuck at the Latok Peak since July 25.
A total of seven rescue attempts were made between July 26 to 30 but due to rough weather conditions, the climber could not be located, the statement said.

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First Published: Jul 31 2018 | 1:16 PM IST

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