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News ID: 5923
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 15:53 - 03 January 2015
Tehran, YJC. Eight climbers who lost in the heights of the Neyband mountain range this week were rescued after a 5-hour search operation.

The report was given by the Head of Tabas Red Crescent on Friday.

Tabas County in South Khorasan Province’s Red Crescent Society launched a search-and-rescue operation on Thursday evening at 0700 local time to find out a group of 8 mountain climbers who were trapped in the heights of the Neyband mountain range.

Neyband includes the highest peak in the province with a height of 2960 meters.

Hossein-Ali Fakhari, the head of Tabas Red Crescent Society, said to reporters that 20 units from Red Crescent Society’s search-and-rescue force were sent to the area to aid the climbers so stuck in the mountain.

"After searching for 5 hours, the rescue forces managed to locate 5 climbers at the vicinity of Neyband Mountain,” he stated, explaining that because of injuries, one of the climbers had to be transferred from Kerman Province by helicopter.

The other 4 climbers had managed to climb the mountain down without difficulty.

The official further explained that the accident had occurred 2 hundred kilometers away from the plain of Tabas, near Dig-e Rostam, a village in Kavir Rural District.

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