Injured Mexican tourist flown down from Trolltunga


A rescue helicopter picked up the Mexican tourist who needed relief after his foot being injured on Trolltunga at 18:30.
JRCC (The Joint Rescu Coordination Centers) Southern Norway wrote on Twitter. Mexican guy needed rescue aid after having injured himself at 1.200 meters of altitude up in the mountain at Skjeggedal on Friday.

Health service is taking care of the injured tourist and according to Cecilie Øversveen from HRS southern Norway he is not seriously injured.

– There has been some discussion about his foot injury which led to problems with the tourist’s mobility capabilities, said she to news agency NTB.

The Red Cross has called for clearer warnings to hikers in the area of Trolltunga after several rescuers performed recently.

Last weekend was a year-to hospital after a tour of the rock mountains (fjellformasjonen).
Saturday reported the Red Cross that they had to scramble four times on the same night to rescue tourists in distress at Trolltunga.

The number of rescue operations at the rock formation has thus risen to at least 20, three fewer than the total for all of last year.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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