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Russian climbers evacuated by Georgian rescue helicopter from mount

August 07, 2012, 16:44 UTC+3

They were at a height of 3,500 m

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TBILISI, August 7 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian climbers, who got under a stone fall on Mount Tetnuldi, were airlifted by a Georgian rescue helicopter from the site on Tuesday, representatives of the Mestia district authorities told reporters.

The four Russian citizens, men aged from 21 to 25, were airlifted by a helicopter to Georgia's Mestia district centre. Medical care is provided for them.

One of them, Vladimir Smirnov, has a broken leg bone. He has received medical aid and remains under the care of doctors, rescuers said.

The climbers are residents of Moscow and the Moscow Region. Five days ago, they started climbing one of the peaks of Tetnuldi, where they got under a stone fall. Rescuers were immediately sent from Mestia to the site. The Russians were at a height of 3,500 m

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