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Ukrainian lost in Carpathians on Christmas Eve found alive

The skier lost the track in the mountains and spent several days there; eventually, he managed to contact the local search and rescue service. His life is beyond danger now
09:29, 11 January 2019

Ukrainian skier, lost and found in the Capathians
State Emergency Service of Ukraine

The rescue services found the lost tourist who lost his track in the Carpathian mountains on Christmas Eve, on January 6. The man is alive and well, his life is beyond any danger now. The State Emergency Service reported this on Friday morning. 

'As of 11 p.m. [Thursday], the search unit reported that they found a tourist who they've been searching for since January 6. The rescuers moved him to the nearest inhabited locality, where the ambulance crew took care of him.

The skier got lost in the mountains and spent several days there; eventually, he managed to contact the local search and rescue service in Svalyava, Zakarpattya region, westernmost Ukraine

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'The man reported he was at a forest guard house, adding that he heard a helicopter hovering above. He also noticed certain landmarks visible near that location', the service reported.  

As of noon January 9, the man's whereabouts were unknown. On Tuesday, four search and rescue teams searched the area in Zakarpattya region; the works involved 18 State Emergency Service workers, four vehicles and 11 forest guards. 

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