Team rescues climber wounded while descending Mt Marapi

Team rescues climber wounded while descending Mt Marapi

Mount Marapi in West Sumatra Province (ANTARA FOTO/Arif Pribadi).

Bukittinggi, W Sumatra (ANTARA) - Local climber Reyhan Fadila slipped into a ravine while descending the peak of Mount Marapi near the Abel Monument area in West Sumatra Province though survived following rescue and evacuation by a team of rescuers and mountaineers, Sunday evening.

This 17-year-old climber suffered wounds on his head and body, Coordinator of Limapuluh Kota District's Search and Rescue Agency Post Robi Saputra told ANTARA on being contacted from Bukittinggi, West Sumatra Province, on Monday.

"The evacuation process was conducted until midnight. He has been evacuated to a local Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) office located not that far from the Koto Baru climbing checkpoint," Saputra stated.

Some 25 rescuers, representing the Limapuluh Kota SAR office, Bukittinggi Rescue Team, Indonesian Red Cross, and local community of climbers joined this search and rescue mission, he revealed.

Fadila, who scaled the peak of the 2,891-meter-high mountain along with his friend, will be rushed to the Achmad Muchtar Hospital in Bukittinggi for receiving medical treatment, he added. Related news: Mountain climber guide dies at Papua`s Cartenz Peak
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