Ecuador: Two Austrian hikers and Ecuadorian missing, rescued off of Volcano

Posted on August 21, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Ecuador Travel reported that two Austrian trekkers and an Ecuadorian who were lost in the Rucu Pichincha volcano, Quito, Ecuador, were rescued in good health, reported Sunday the 911 ECU.

Near midnight on Saturday, “the relief units managed to find the three missing, at the height of Arenal, between the Ruco Pichincha and Guagua Pichincha”, at 4,477 meters above sea level, reported the ECU 911 a statement.

A man and a woman Austrian, 55 and 23 years, respectively, and an Ecuadorian 45 were evaluated by rescuers and “it was determined that they were in good health,” the ECU 911. Read Article

They participated in the rescue Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and firefighters, who managed to find the location of the hikers through messages sent one of them with his cell phone.

Rucu Pichincha, which in Quechua language means elder, is 4,696 meters high and is one of the peaks of Pichincha volcano, whose slopes elevation in Quito sits. Read Article


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