A tourist who got stuck in the area above the Velický waterfall in the High Tatras needed help in the mountains on Saturday (November 19) evening.

The Mountain Rescue Service (HZS) reported that after dark, the receptionist from the Silesian House informed them that they were observing lights in the area and had voice contact with a person or group. However, he could not determine if there was anyone there who needed help.


“That’s why three employees of the hotel went to check the situation. They found it in the area on ‘Eternal Rain’ of an English-speaking tourist who went off the marked trail and got stuck in slippery terrain from which he could not get out. He was frozen, but able to move. Another colleague of theirs followed them with hot tea and blankets,” reports the HZS. After warming up, they began to slowly descend with the man, opposite the mountain rescuers. They then examined the 30-year-old man from Hungary in the Silesian House and, since he did not need further medical treatment, in an all-terrain vehicle he was transported to Tatranská Lomnica, from where he continued on his own.

Many thanks to the hotel staff, who helped in a significant way in the rescue operation. They provided first aid to the stranded man and helped him descend in front of the rescuers,” concludes HZS.

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