Stuck in snow on Dharamsala hilltop, 2 trekkers dead

The four youths had gone trekking to a hilltop, about 6 km from Dharamsala

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, January 24

Two youths reportedly died of hypothermia after getting trapped in snow on Rising Star hilltop in the Dhauladhar mountain range, near Yol, around 6 km from Dharamsala.

Sources said Rohit, Satyam and Rohit of Dharamsala and Monti Dhiman of Nurpur went to the hilltop for trekking on Sunday.

They got stuck on the hill due to heavy snowfall in the region. After their parents informed the police that their wards had gone missing, rescue teams were dispatched to the area.

A trekker being taken to a hospital in Dharamsala. Tribune photo

They managed to locate the youths today, but by then Rohit (son of Paramjit) and Monti had died due to hypothermia. Rohit (son of Raj Kumar) and Satyam were rescued and got admitted to the Dharamsala zonal hospital. Their condition was stated to be stable. The bodies of the deceased were handed over to the respective families.

Two rescued

  • The four youths had gone trekking to a hilltop, about 6 km from Dharamsala
  • Got stranded on the hill due to heavy snowfall, but managed to alert their parents
  • Till rescue teams reached the spot, two of them had died

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