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Ukrainian pair rescued from Krabi mountain viewpoint

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PHOTO: Khao Ngon Nak Mountain – Trip101

A Ukrainian couple has been rescued about eight hours after getting lost while climbing to a viewpoint on a mountaintop in Krabi early today.

The pair have been identified as Oliga Ierominska and her husband Luril Ierominska.

They started climbing up Khao Ngon Nak Mountain to the viewpoint at 5pm but found themselves lost so used a mobile phone to contact the staff of their hotel and ask for help.

They said they were walking on the track at the back of the mountain, located behind their hotel. The Haad Thap Kaek National Park had announced the closure of the track on January 3 following heavy rain and told tourists to use the path at the front of the mountain.

After being informed by hotel staff, the park dispatched two teams to search for the couple, who later managed to share their location on their smartphone with the search teams.

The rescuers found the couple at 1am this morning before leading them safely back to their hotel.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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