Troms: Woman in her 20s survives fall of several hundred meters

Rescue helicopterPhoto: Jan-Morten Bjørnbakk / NTB
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A woman in her 20s was taken from Mjeldskartinden on Kvaløya in Troms and flown to the hospital with moderate injuries. She allegedly fell several hundred meters.

On Thursday, the Troms Police District stated that a person had been retrieved from the mountain after a landslide on top of the mountain.

“It is estimated that the hiker fell several hundred meters,” the police wrote on Twitter.

The University Hospital of Northern Norway (UNN) states that the hiker was a woman in her 20s. Her injuries are described as moderate, and she is stable, the UNN stated at 11 PM on Thursday.

A serious accident

Rescue chief Jakob Karlsen in the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers told the newspaper VG that it was a serious accident.

“The person was alive and breathing when they were taken out of the ambulance,” operations manager Eirik Kileng told the newspaper Dagbladet. He stated that the next of kin had been notified of the situation.

The woman in her 20s was part of a tour group of two. The other person in the group reported the incident. 

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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