A Scottish tourist survived a 150-metre fall from Kriváň Mountain down into the Važecka valley in the High Tatras, Slovakia’s Mountain Rescue Service told the TASR newswire on August 3.
The accident, which took place late on Tuesday afternoon, was reported to the Mountain Rescue Service by a Slovak tourist. The Mountain Rescue Service stated that a helicopter was used in the rescue operation.
The Scottish tourist suffered serious injuries to both legs and was almost completely covered in abrasions. Kriváň is widely viewed in Slovakia as the country's most beautiful peak.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Aug 2011 at 14:00