Reyaz Rashid

Army rescues British skier in Gulmarg

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Baramulla: Army on Tuesday claimed to have rescued a British national and a skiing enthusiast, Lachlan Stewart, who was on a ski trip to Gulmarg, and had lost his track while skiing from Afarwat top on January 31.

An Army official informed that after struggling for two hours in heavy snow, he reached the other side of Afarwat towards dense jungle at around 5 pm. Having landed up in a ‘no telephone signal’ zone, the individual was unable to contact his hotel staff or anyone else.

He was spotted by an Army patrol party and was rescued to their nearest Company Operating Base, the Army official said.

Later in the evening, Lachlan Stewart was dropped by Army to his hotel in Gulmarg, the official said.

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