July 9, 2020

They rescue in good condition the Spanish parapentist lost for 5 days in the Himalayas

They rescue in good condition the Spanish parapentist lost for 5 days in the Himalayas



The Spanish paraglider José Luis Bernal García, lost since last Friday in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, was rescued today by the Indian authorities in perfect health, confirmed official sources to Efe.

"The Spanish citizen is well and safe, it was a clean rescue without any incident," said Vikas Shukla, magistrate of the Baijnath subdivision, where the incident took place, just at the moment when the athlete was being taken board the rescue helicopter.

The paraglider disappeared last Friday shortly after taking a flight from the Bir Billing, a popular takeoff point among paragliding fans, when the five companions with whom he was traveling lost communication with him.

His companion and also parapentista Sento Córdoba, who personally received Bernal on the track after the rescue, said that the operation to rescue and rescue the athlete was "very fast", and that his friend is "perfect" and "smiling."

Bernal "is still very weak, but beyond that I could see that he is in perfect condition, he has absolutely no injuries," said Cordoba, while announcing that the athlete will be transferred to a care center for a medical evaluation. integral to confirm your good health.

The search began on Saturday, when his friends gave the alarm and set up the emergency protocol 24 hours after the event and on Sunday they could count on the support of the private helicopter that conducted a two-hour search.

The Spanish was found last 22nd, however, weather conditions did not allow the rescue, so the relief group only managed to get him food, medicine and clothes.

On October 27, an international paragliding championship begins in Bir Billing, in which it is expected that nearly two hundred athletes will participate and for which the participants in the zone had already begun to congregate.

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