RIZE, Turkey 

Two mountaineers of Ukrainian origin were rescued and taken to a hospital in Rize province of Turkey’s northern Black Sea region.

Maryna Shavkutina (35) and Mykola Shynkevych (45), along with six others, were hiking around the glacier area of Kackar Mountains, but later fell off a cliff and were injured.

Due to the challenging landscape and thick fog, helicopters were not able to rescue the injured mountaineers, and land units were dispatched to the scene by Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, National Medical Rescue Team, and gendarmerie forces.

The mountaineers were carried to the ambulance by portable stretchers, and then brought to a hospital.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas in Ankara.

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