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A snowboarder caught in an avalanche is being searched for on the ninth day in Chukotka

A snowboarder caught in an avalanche is being searched for on the ninth day in Chukotka
Photo: chukotka.rf

In Chukotka, the search for a snowboarder caught in an avalanche continues. Due to the threat of re-gathering of snow masses, work will only be carried out in a safe area.

At the end of last week, search engines discovered a crack that is expanding and could cause a second avalanche. Because of this, the access of people and equipment for conducting search operations will be limited above the border of the safe zone.

According to the press service of the regional government, on the eve of the search involved 24 people and six pieces of equipment. For eight days, rescuers and volunteers cleared more than seven thousand square meters. meters. Today, the search continues.

Snowboarder rode on an unequipped slope December 22 and was in decay under an avalanche. It turned out to be the largest in the last 35 years. You have to search at high altitude and in severe frost.

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