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Police clueless about missing Russian paraglider

india Updated: Oct 28, 2009 20:09 IST
Gaurav Bisht

While the rescuers are still clueless about the missing Russian paraglider Alexey Ashorov, - who is missing since past six days, the police personnel’s and mountaineers could not retrieve the body of the another Russian pilot who reportedly died after falling in deep gorge while rescuing his friend from the high hills.

Elia Yudin – who had accompanied a Russian friend to rescue another Russian pilot had a died falling into the gorge. The matter was reported to the police post in Yol cantonment on Tuesday evening. The police after receiving information had dispatched a team of four police personnel are to retrieve the body of the Russian pilot. Paragliders had informed the polie that it was difficult to retrieve the body of Elia Yudin as it was stuck between the boulders.

The terrain is tough it took about ten hours for the police rescuers to reach to the spot of accident’ Superintendent of Police, Kangra, Dr Atul Fulzele told the Hindustan Times. Since the first party could not retrieve the body till afternoon, another team comprising of police and trekkers from the mountaineering institute were sent on the spot. But the team had not reached the spot till late evening. Police officials here said that rescuers had to climb about eight kilometers. Police officials said that body was stuck in the snowbound mountains eight kilometers uphill, Tang village which is about nine kilometers away from the main town. According to information available with police, the body is stuck at about 13500 feet.

Gauging the difficulty faced by the rescuers in retrieving the body, Deputy Commissioner (Kangra) RS Gupta in the evening spoke with army authorities at the headquarters of nine corps at Yol. "We have also sought assistance from the army to recover the body," said Gupta

Coordinator of the Russians Para gliders Sergey informed the police on Wednesday that the deceased – Elia Yudin was paraglider and had accompanied the rescuers to retrieve another Russian pilot Tennis Demitri Soyawa. Tennis had crash landed in the high hills on Sunday, he was brought back yesterday in the evening and was hospitalized at private hospital and Nagrota.

There is no trace of 42- year-old Alexey had been missing since October 23. Alexeys friends had lodged a formal compliant with the Police at Baijnath on Tuesday, the police had formed the party for the search of missing paraglider but so far failed to gather clues. Police fear that Alexey had probably lost way due to strong winds and could have crossed the high mountains towards the Bharmour region. Russians paragliders who had converged I for paragliding at Birh –Billing have also liuanched simultaneous man hunt to trace Alexey. Distrit Police Chief Atul Fulzele on Wednesday directed the Police authorities at Baijnath to thouroughly investigate about the missing paraglider and also sought details that about the number of foreigner and Indian paragliders camping at Birh village.