TBILISI, DFWatch–A search is on for three men who went missing in Lagodekhi, in the eastern part of Georgia, three days ago.

Rustavi 2 reports that four men went hiking in the village Mskhalgori four days ago, but they were separated in the strong wind and snowfall.

One of them managed to get back, but the rest have not been heard from since. They do not have food or proper equipment, and it has not been possible to reach them on their cell phones.

Rescue workers and locals are out looking for them, but the search is hampered by bad weather, preventing the use of helicopters or other machinery.