Rescue team find American lost while climbing Ukraine's highest peak

19:10, 25 December 2019
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Mariya Hovda, Nataliya Barovych, Myroslava Shulhevich

At 12:30 local time on December 24, the U.S. national made an emergency call saying he had set out that morning from the base of the Hoverla summit, located along the northeastern ridge of the Carpathian Mountains, according to RFE/RL.

The American took the "green," or the easiest path in an attempt to make it to the top of the summit, the State Emergency Service said in a statement.

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However, he got "disoriented" along the way.

Six rescue workers and a vehicle were dispatched at 12:58 to search for the lost American, while maintaining contact with him through a mobile phone connection.

“At 15:15, rescuers found the foreign tourist in a satisfactory state," the statement said.

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