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High Tatras claim 12th victim of 2005

THE HIGH Tatras claimed another victim on October 9, the 12th this year. A 54-year-old man from from Revúca (Banská Bystrica region) fell to his death from Vysoká mountain, the TASR news agency reported.

His fellow hiker, 61, was rescued by helicopter.

The men became lost on the mountain and found themselves in extremely dangerous conditions on the treacherous northern slope of the peak.

The man who died fell some 300 metres to his death into Zmrzlé pleso (the Frozen Tarn). An Air Transport Europe helicopter cooperating with the High Tatras mountain rescue service picked up the other man.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
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