mountain rescue operations

52 tourists rescued in Georgia’s mountains this summer

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Fifty-two foreign tourists got lost in Georgia in the period from June 1 to August 17, according to figures published Friday by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and reported by Interpressnews. Everyone was rescued safe and sound except two German nationals, […]

Five foreign tourists rescued by helicopter in Caucasus mountain range

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Five foreign tourists were rescued by helicopter from a mountain plateau in the main Caucasus range Saturday after being isolated by a flooded stream. Personnel from the Emergency Management Agency used helicopters belonging to the border […]

Two tourists rescued in Mestia, one man missing at sea

By | August 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(IPN.) (IPN.) TBILISI, DFWatch–One Israeli and one German tourist were rescued Saturday in Mestia, a picturesque mountain region in the northwest of Georgia. The two tourists were heading for the Tetnuldi peak, but not heard from. A search was immediately started after they […]

Russian woman missing in Kazbegi after climbers struck by lightning

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A woman is missing after a group of three climbers were struck by lightning at 5,000 m altitude yesterday in the Kazbegi mountains. Two of the group were injured, and later rescued, but the third – a woman from Moscow – went missing. […]

Tourists evacuated by helicopter from Tusheti

By | August 24th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Many tourists were airlifted by helicopter on Sunday after being stuck in Tusheti in the northeast of Georgia due to bad weather. Emergency crews evacuated more than 350 people by helicopter from the disaster zone, and brought […]

Three Polish tourists rescued by helicopter near Russian border

By | June 2nd, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

( TBILISI, DFWatch–Three Polish tourists have been airlifted by helicopter from Mount Tetnuldi near the Russian border, after being trapped by heavy snowfall at 4,200 meter’s height. News of the rescue operation appeared on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Monday evening, […]

Three Polish tourists trapped on mountain in north Georgia

By | June 1st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Mount Tetnuldi. (Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Three Polish tourists are trapped on Mount Tetnuldi, in the north of Georgia, due to heavy snow. Rescue workers are trying to find them. Tetnuldi is in the Zemo Svaneti region, only a few kilometers from the border to the Kabardino-Balkar Republic of the Russian Federation. […]

Four tourists dead in avalanche in Georgia

By | March 8th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Two German and two French citizens died in Ushguli, a village in the north of Svaneti, Georgia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Four tourists have died in an avalanche in Ushguli, a village in the Upper Svaneti region, north in Georgia. According to the local government in Mestia, two German and two French tourists have died. One French tourist survived. His health is in no […]

Two tourists found after rescue operation

By | October 8th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

Two Israeli tourists who got lost in the mountains have been rescued. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–Rescue workers have recovered two tourists from Israel who were lost for two days in a mountainous part of Georgia. According to the Interior Ministry, the tourists were discovered in Mestia, Svaneti. They left from the village Janbeshi toward the village […]

Croatian climber found 39 years after his death

By | September 1st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Croatian climber Nenad Culic, who died in 1974, has been found. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–Rescue crew for the Georgian Interior Ministry’s emergency service have discovered a corpse of a Croatian climber who was lost in Caucasian mountains in 1974. A group of Croatian rock climbers went on an expedition to Ushba in the Svaneti region […]

Polish climbers rescued after being trapped for three days

By | August 1st, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Emergency workers in Georgia have saved four Polish climbers who have been trapped for three days atop one of the highest mountains in the Caucasus. The four became trapped on top of the mountain Shkara after one of them fell down when […]

Four Polish climbers trapped in the Caucasus mountains

By | July 29th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A group of Polish climbers are requesting help after four of them got stuck in the Caucasus mountains. One of the trapped climbers fell after a rope broke. He did not break any bones, but is having problems moving. Giorgi Dzagnide, head of the Interior […]