Mumbai trekker trapped after fall in gorge in Lahaul-Spiti

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kullu
  • Updated: Aug 31, 2015 21:50 IST

A trekker hailing from Mumbai is feared dead after a fall in a gorge in tribal Lahaul-Spiti district. Lahaul-Spiti deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Tejinder Verma said Sheriar, a friend of the victim, Richard Kher, a non-resident Indian, approached the police on Sunday informing them that Kher had fallen in a gorge while trying to scale a mountain with the help of a rope.

The duo had arrived in the district five days back and moved towards Khanjar in Miyar valley to summit the Kistal peak. However, during their climb Kher fell into a gorge on August 29.

Unable to rescue Kher, who was still alive, Sheriar rushed back to Udaipur to inform the police.

“We have sent a search and rescue team of 18 people, including cops and experts from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering Institute, Manali, to rescue Kher. We hope to rescue him on Tuesday,” the DSP said.

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