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 Alpinist from Odesa died climbing Mount Elbrus

A climber from Odesa died while ascending Mount Elbrus.

Censor.NET reports, referring to Main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

"The rescuers of the Karachay-Cherkess search and rescue team are taking down a deceased climber, born 1962, Odesa. His poor health state was reported at 12:09 p.m., June 1, 2016. The group was climbing Mount Elbrus.

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"Mi-8 helicopter of Russia's EMERCOM was sent to rescue the man. However, zero visibility in the area of Elbrus made it impossible for the helicopter to do the job. After, 10 rescue workers of the Karachay-Cherkess search and rescue team and one piece of equipment were sent up the mountain. Their ascend was hampered by snowfall and fog," the statement notes.

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The rescuers said that "the tourist group, which included the man, was not registered with EMERCOM's search and rescue unit, which indicates low level of discipline and climbing safety."
 
 
 
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