Army rescues Russian skiier in Gulmarg

Udhampur: A Russian man was rescued on Sunday by the Indian Army after he lost control and fell in a deep gorge in the upper reaches of Apharwat in Gulmarg area of Kashmir.

A statement from the Indian Army issued here, said, Dimitry Lobanov, 33, was part of a group of six foreign nationals from Russia skiing in the higher reaches on Apharwat, where he lost control and fell in a deep gorge covered with snow. He was rescued by team from the High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) of the Indian Army.

The skiier suffered severe injuries, resulting in multiple fractures due to the fall. The team from HAWS immediately reached the accident site and immediately rescued the individual from a deep gorge and provided first Aid and support.