NEW DELHI: Indian air force pilots spotted five bodies Monday in the Indian Himalayas while searching for eight climbers who have been missing for a week. Dr Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a civil administrator in the northern state of Uttarakhand, said the bodies, which he believes are those of some of the missing climbers, were found before a rescue operation was suspended for the day because of heavy snowfall and high winds. An operation to find the other three mountaineers will resume Tuesday, Jogdande said, cautioning that they may have been buried in an avalanche that struck the section of the mountain where they were attempting their ascent earlier this week. Government officials are consulting the Indian army and Indo-Tibetan Border Policy on how to retrieve the bodies.
Indian pilots spot 5 bodies in search for missing climbers
The Himalayan Times
Published: 04:47 pm Jun 03, 2019
“There is always a fear that people going for the rescue may get stuck there,” Jogdande said.