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Mountaineer from Ukraine died on Mount Elbrus in Russia

Local rescuers are evacuating the body of the deceased
18:09, 5 May 2019

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A mountaineer from Ukraine died while climbing Mount Elbrus in the Russian Federation. It is reported by the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry General Directorate in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic.

According to the report, the man felt sick at an altitude of 3500 meters: he lost consciousness and fell.

"According to preliminary data, a climber from Ukraine was found without signs of life," the report underlines.

Now local rescuers are evacuating the body of the deceased.

This was a young man, born in 1985.

The Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine does not comment on the information about the death of a Ukrainian on the Mount Elbrus.

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Earlier, four rescued tourists have been escorted down from Pip Ivan mountain in the Carpathians. This was reported in the Office of the State Emergency Service in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

"At 9:10 a.m., rescuers and volunteers began escorting a group of 4 people from Pip Ivan to Pogorilets tract. As of 12:30 p.m., four injured people were taken to Pogorilets tract. After a medical examination, they refused hospitalization and went to their place of permanent residence," the statement said.

Related: Two Ukrainian tourists lost in Georgian mountains

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