Missing Indian mountaineers climbing Everest rescued by Sherpas

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: May 23, 2016 00:29 IST
The missing mountaineers from Bengal who went to scale Mount Everest were rescued by Sherpas on Sunday. (AP File Photo)

The missing mountaineers who went to scale Mount Everest have been traced. On Sunday morning, they were rescued by Sherpas and brought down to the camp.

Mountaineers Sunita Hazra and Subhas Pal were staying at camp 4 (the last base camp) while Paresh Nath and Gautam Ghosh were brought back to camp 2. They are among a team of 11 from West Bengal who wanted to scale Everest. On Friday night, the four went missing. They could not be traced by their colleagues who successfully ascended the mountain on Saturday morning.

“On Saturday, they were fatigued and could not return to the camp. We also could not contact them. On Sunday, a team of Sherpas finally traced them. Since Hazra and Pal are unwell and weak, they have been kept at camp 4 while Nath and Ghosh will be brought back to Kathmandu by a helicopter as soon they reach camp 2,” said Ujjwal Roy, a Kolkata Police officer and a climber monitoring the expedition on behalf of the state government.

Only a day before the four went missing, another climber, Rajib Bhattacharya, died while trying to scale Dhaulagiri in Nepal.

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