13 Dutch hikers stranded in Norwegian mountains

2016-02-26 18:30
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Oslo - Thirteen Dutch hikers are stranded in the mountains of central Norway, where rescue helicopters are unable to reach them because of blizzards and worries about avalanches.

The police said on Friday that the hikers, aged between 25 and 40, were stranded in a mountain valley about 2 000m high and about 400km northwest of Oslo.

They started from the village of Bjorli on February 21 and were scheduled to return on Saturday, police said.

"Several hikers have sent distress messages via satellite on Friday morning," said Atle von Obstfelder, an operations chief for the Norwegian police's mountain rescue service.

Helicopter rescues were attempted twice on Friday, but pilots were forced to turn around because of poor visability because of the snow and concerns about triggering avalanches, he said.

Seven snowmobiles were then dispatched, but "because of the snowy conditions, we are having some difficulty getting to them," Obstfelder added.

Read more on:    norway

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Keep your family and pets safe from rabies

The recent outbreak of rabies in South Africa has brought to light how terrible this disease is and how as pet parents we need to be vigilant to keep our families safe.

 

Paws

5 scientific benefits of owning a cat
Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
How to clean your dog’s eyes
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.