A Vietnamese trekker was saved by a rescue team on Saturday after he fell into an abyss during his solo trekking on Hai Van Pass, which links Da Nang City and Thua Thien Hue Province in central Vietnam, local authorities said on Sunday.
The rescue operation began on Saturday night after the fire and rescue and police of Da Nang’s Lien Chieu District received the information about the disappearance of B.L.X.H., a lone trekker on the pass, from his family.
A rescue car and a team of eight rescuers were deployed to the site to look for the missing trekker.
At 1:50 am on Sunday, the team detected a motorbike left at a location 5.5 kilometers away from the main road of the pass.
|Rescuers are seen during the rescue of the missing trekker at a rocky seashore area more than 30 kilometers from the center of Da Nang City in central Vietnam. Photo: Doan Cuong / Tuoi Tre|
The search for H. was expanded around the site and more than an hour later, the victim was found stuck in a rocky seashore area about four kilometers away but only 200 meters from Sung Co Beach, a rugged and unspoiled spot over 30 kilometers from the center of Da Nang.
H. suffered multiple injuries from the fall and the team gave first aid to him.
The trekker told his rescuers that he had sent positioning information from his smartphone to his family for help since he could not move after the fall.
As the victim could not be carried by means of road transport because of his wounds, the team mobilized a motorboat to the scene to take him to an onshore medical center at 6:00 am on the same day.
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