Yesterday, on February 27, at 22:20, the operational rescue service received information that near the Dragobrat valley in Rakhiv district, two tourists, residents of the city of Kyiv, had gotten lost while skiing. The Rescue Service was reported about it by the mother of the missing 34-year-old man. The woman said that she had lost contact with her son back on February 25, after he and his companion had gone skiing.
Three groups were formed for search and rescue operations: one consisting of the rescuers of the mountain search and rescue unit of the city of Rakhiv and two consisting of the rescuers of the mountain search and rescue unit of Yasinya. The professional rescuers were also assisted by volunteers. In total, 17 people, two units of special equipment and a ratractor were engaged in the search and rescue operation.
Since there was no connection with the lost persons and nobody knew even their approximate location, the groups began to conduct simultaneous searches in three areas.
Today, February 28, at 11:30, one of the Yasinya mountain rescue groups found the lost residents of the capital near the Urda valley. They were waiting for help in a shepherd’s cabin. Their health condition was satisfactory. They do not need any medical care.
At the moment, rescuers are accompanying them to the tourist camp in the village of Yasinya.
Office of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region