American missing

Kathmandu, August 3:

US citizen, Trevor Stokol, 25, is missing since July 22 after last being seen on the Khumbu glacier on the path toward Everest base camp. His father, Arnold, is in Kathmandu in search of him. Trevor had just returned from a three-week trek in the Annapurna Range before he went missing on the final trek to Everest base camp.

According to Arnold, Trevor was travelling with his friend when he disappeared. Trevor was scheduled to return to America on August 1. “He was excited and loved Nepal very much. He must have gone to take a couple of photographs of the glaciers,” said Arnold, who believes it is possible Trevor got disoriented as a result of altitude sickness or hypothermia. “It is also likely he is injured or immobilised at any location, either near the area where he was last seen or further down the mountain,” said Arnold at a press meet.

The US embassy is helping Trevor’s family in searching for him. Trevor is 5’8’’ tall, has curly brown hair and a full beard. Andrew Lock, a rescue expert arrived yesterday from Sydney to help coordinate the search efforts. The Stokol family has requested anyone seeing Trevor anytime after July 22 to contact the American Embassy in Kathmandu at 01-4445567.