Search for missing mountaineers in Azerbaijan continues

# 15:28
22 January 2018

The search for mountaineers who went missing in the mountainous area of Azerbaijan’s Guba district continues.


Three members of Gilavar Air and Extreme Sports Club - Farida Jabrayilzade, Babur Huseynov and Namin Bunyatzade - moving from Khinalig village of Azerbaijan’s Guba district in the direction of Mount Tufandag went missing on Dec. 23, 2017.


Rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, employees of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, as well as volunteer teams of professional mountaineers are involved in the search.  


Specialists from Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action (equipped with special-purpose equipment) also joined the search yesterday.


Search has been on over the past days in areas where the missing mountaineers could possibly be found.


The search-and-rescue operations are being conducted in mountainous areas 3,000 to 3,200 meters above sea level.  


Additional information will be provided later.