Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Scottish tourist survives 150-metre fall in the High Tatras

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.

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.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Legendary Luna bar to reopen Photo

The programme in the bar will focus on retro and oldies.

Luna Bar in the Kyjev Hotel

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Safari under High Tatras Video

Marek Stolarčík from Kežmarok filmed unique video.

Illustration stock photo