Emergency Situations Management Service has communicated with three hikers staying near the Tetnuldi peak in the Svaneti region, Emergency Service reported on Sunday.
The agency reported that the foreign mountaineers feel well, do not need rescuers’ help and move independently in the direction of the settlement. The Service added that the rescue operation has still continued.
“The group of rescuers continues to move on foot in the opposite direction to meet the foreign mountaineers,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.
One foreign tourist from a 6-member group of hikers died at Tetnuldi Peak. Rescuers safely evacuated two foreign tourists and transferred the dead body by helicopter on Saturday. The Border Police helicopter was involved in the search efforts.
The injured mountaineers said that one person from their group fell into the crevice. It was his body that was recovered by the rescuers.