Indian Air Force has rescued an Israeli mountaineer who had fallen closer to 3000 feet in Ladakh. The name of the mountaineer was not revealed.
He was found unconcious and immediately evacuated on Sunday morning from Stok Kangri at an altitude of 18,350 feet by Wing Commander BS Sehrawat and Wing Commander KS Negi, said a statement.
After the rescue, the mountaineer was shifted to Sonam Norbu hospital in Leh. “This was a very challenging effort which requires exceptional skill and judgement. The degree of difficulty was high due to high altitude, steep slope, knee level snow slope, turbulent winds and restricted space,” said the Air Force.
The mountaineer was spotted within 10 minutes of take off and evacuated within 25 minutes by the IAF Cheetah helicopter, which saved his life.
Here are some photos released by the Indian Air Force: