TAPLEJUNG, January 1

A helicopter is being sent to rescue the father and son who have been trapped in the snow for four days, in Papung in Mikwakhola Rural Municipality-5 of Taplejung.

Ward Chair Dandu Sherpa shared that they are preparing to send a Mountain Air helicopter this morning to rescue the trapped people. Lakpatansi Sherpa, 55, and his son Pasang Sherpa, 15, remain trapped in the snow for the past four days.

The father son duo found shelter in a cave after heavy snowfall. Sherpa, who was trapped in the snow, called on Saturday morning and requested to send a helicopter, according to Ward Chair Sherpa. Police and locals rushed to the scene by road on Friday to rescue them, but returned unsuccessfully due to heavy snowfall.