Shimla, June 13
A 26-year-old Israeli trekker, who went missing on the Hampta Pass trek between Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh, has been found, a senior police officer said.
The trekker has been traced and he is staying in a camp, Kullu Superintendent of Police Gurdev Sharma said.
The state disaster management director, Sudesh Mokhta said Lahaul-Spiti district emergency operation centre (DEOC) had informed that two Israeli trekkers—Yuvan Cohan (24) and Ran—were crossing Hamta Pass, while Cohan reached Koksar area in Lahaul-Spiti district on Sunday late night, Ran did not reach.
The duo had started their trek from Manali in Kullu district through Hamta top towards Koksar in Lahaul-Spiti district on June 9.
Manali sub-divisional magistrate deployed a rescue team which included two members of Adventure Tours Operators Association Manali, Sharma said.
The rescue team was using a private chopper for searching and rescuing the missing trekker, he added.
A police team along with locals was also dispatched to the location to trace and rescue the missing trekker, Mokhta said.
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