Two Israeli Tourists Saved by Bulgaria's Mountain Rescue Service Near Bansko


An injured Israeli tourist trapped in a ravine in the Pirin Mountain near the ski resort of Bansko has been saved with the help of a medevac helicopter, Nova TV reported on Wednesday.

Amit Buktus, 30, and his wife called for help around 2 pm local time (1200 GMT) after finding themselves stranded in an unaccessible area outside the marked ski runs above Bansko.

A helicopter was used to winch to safety the two tourists.

The man suffered a broken leg. His wife wasn't injured, Nova TV said.


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