Indian Air Force Rescues an Israeli Mountaineer
One Israeli mountaineer had fallen closer to 3000 feet. He was unconcious and evacuated this morning from STOK KANGRI at an elevation of 18350 feet Density Altitude under the formation of Wing Commander BS Sehrawat VM and Wing Commander KS Negi. The casualty was then moved to Sonam Norbu hospital Leh. This was a very challenging effort which requires exceptional skill and judgement . The degree of difficulty was high due to high altitude, steep slope, knee level snow slope, turbulent winds and restricted space. The mountaineer was spotted within 10 minutes of take off and evacuated within 25 minutes by the IAF Cheetah helicopter.