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Armenian Emergency Ministry contacts alpinist stuck on Georgia’s Ushba Mount

14:07, 11.08.2012 Region: Armenia, Georgia Theme: Incidents

YEREVAN.- A group of rescuers has been sent to help Armenian alpinist Andranik Miribyan, who has climbed the Ushba Mount in Georgia.

“We have come to arrangement to send a helicopter too,” spokesperson for Armenian rescue service Nikolay Grigoryan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.

The Emergency Ministry contacted Georgian internal ministry, emergency situations department, Armenian embassy in Tbilisi and personally Andranik Mirabyan.

The crisis center management at the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations received an alarm at 2.35 p.m. Yerevan time saying that an Armenian citizen A.M. has climbed the Ushba Mount and cannot come down due to lack of equipment. The situation is deteriorating due to heavy snow, while food and water are running out. It will take the rescuers three days to reach Mirabyan.  

Armenia News - NEWS.am

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