UTTARKASHI: Bodies of four mountaineers, all Indian Navy personnel, were recovered on Saturday from near the Trishul peak in Uttarakhand.
The team had gone missing after being hit by an avalanche on Friday, said Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Principal Col Amit Bisht.
Earlier on Saturday, the bodies were spotted lying scattered near Mount Trishul during a search operation conducted with the help of a helicopter. Search is still on for another member of the team and an accompanying porter.
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A team of rescuers from the NIM, Uttarkashi, High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg, and Garhwal Scouts personnel were engaged in the combined search and rescue operation, he said.
Five mountaineers of the Indian Navy and one porter went missing early on Friday morning after being caught in an avalanche on their way to the Trishul peak in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district.
The adventure wing of the Indian Navy had informed the NIM authorities about the incident around 11 am on Friday and sought the help of the institute’s search and rescue team.
According to information available here, a 20-member team of mountaineers of the Indian Navy had embarked on an expedition to the 7,120 metre Mount Trishul 15 days ago.
Mount Trishul, which means trident, a weapon associated with lord Shiva, is a group of three Himalayan peaks.
(With inputs from PTI)