Air Force rescues stranded foreigners in Kargil

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Srinagar: Air Force on Tuesday rescued two foreign nationals who were trapped in snow in the mountainous Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Micheal Mobius and his wife on Monday got trapped in snow, between Pudzong La and Rangdum, in Kargil district, Director of Disaster Management, Aamir Ali, told Kashmir Reader. He said that Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre informed the civil administration of the distress signal they had received from the couple.

“In the meantime, the concerned Embassy also approached Ministry of Defence for clearance. Keeping in view the emergency involved, the   air rescue was launched today morning and both the tourists were airlifted by Indian Air Force Chopper to Leh,” Ali said.

The couple, he said were currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.