IAF rescues three Israelis from Himachal, whose vehicle had fallen down a gorge

The Air Force today rescued three Israeli nationals after their vehicle fell down a gorge on the way to Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh and one of them later succumbed to injuries.

Published: 05th June 2018 08:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2018 08:27 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Air Force today rescued three Israeli nationals after their vehicle fell down a gorge on the way to Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh and one of them later succumbed to injuries.

All three were evacuated in an MK III chopper from Kullu to Chandigarh, along with an Israeli embassy official and a medical officer, a statement by the Air Force said.

One of the rescued Israelis succumbed to his injuries, the statement said.

"The ‘Himalayan Dragons' based at Air Force Station Sarsawa were tasked to undertake a challenging casualty evacuation of three Israeli nationals whose vehicle had fallen down in a gorge on the way to Rohtang Pass," the statement said.

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