Search underway for missing mountain climbers

# 15:27
30 December 2017

The search is continuing for the missing mountain climbers in Azerbaijan but there are no results so far, head of the headquarters, established in the northern regional center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Colonel Shahin Mirzayev, told APA on Dec. 30.


“We start the search every day at 6am. Taking into account the weather conditions, we have a break at 6pm. The territory of the search is large. There are territories with the 8-10 thickness of snow. We are searching these territories but unfortunately, there are no results. We will start the search at 6am tomorrow,” he noted.


Three members of Gilavar Air and Extreme Sports Club - FaridaJabrayilzade, 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.


A Mi-17 helicopter of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations, a rescue team of the Northern Regional Center, a rescue team and specially trained dogs of the Special Risky Rescue Service of the ministry and a group of volunteers consisting of professional mountaineers are involved in the search operations. Ten more rescuers of the Special Risky Rescue Service joined the operations this morning.


Additional information will be provided later.