Armenian Emergency Ministry contacts alpinist stuck on Georgia’s Ush

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

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August 11, 2012 | 14:07

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.

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