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Slovakia, Tatras. Despite the avalanche danger, they went to the mountains with a one-year-old child, they got stuck in the snow

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A mother with a one-year-old child and a man accompanying them were helped on Tuesday in the Tatra Mountains by the rescuers of the Horska Zachranna Service. Slovak tourists went to the mountains despite the high avalanche risk and got stuck. The man was completely exhausted and was brought to the shelter on a sleigh. A mother and child were also escorted there.

Rescuers of the Horska Zachranna Serwis – the Slovak equivalent of TOPR – received a report on Tuesday early evening about tourists who got stuck on one of the trails between Štrbské Lake and Poprad Pond in the Tatra Mountains. A man and a woman with a one-year-old child needed help.

Despite the high avalanche risk, they went to the Tatra Mountains with a one-year-old childHorska Western Service

HZS: trio of tourists ignored avalanche danger

As we read in the HZS communiqué, tourists were moving along the Tatra Highway – one of the most popular Tatra trails. However, they ignored the messages and went to the mountains despite the very high avalanche risk.

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Rescuers reached Slovaks in need of help on skis and snowmobiles. They saw a mother with a child and a man who “plunged the most into the deep snow and exhausted all his strength”.

Despite the high avalanche risk, they went to the Tatra Mountains with a one-year-old childHorska Western Service

“The mother and child were escorted by HZS rescuers to Popradskie Staw (there is a shelter – ed.). Mountain rescuers loaded the exhausted man on a sleigh and with the help of a snowmobile also transported him to the shelter at Popradzkie Staw. The rescue operation ended at midnight” – we read in the message.

Main photo source: Horska Western Service



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