Hunedoara County mountain rescuers will be able to use a drone in their search missions for mountain accident victims. The high-performance eye in sky can reach an altitude of 1,000 m, has a range of 15 km and a flight life of half an hour.
The director of the mountain rescue service, Radko Markov, warned on Friday that there is a considerable danger of avalanches occurring in the Bulgarian mountains.
Markov recommended to tourists to prepare well before going out in the mountain by researching the route and avoiding areas prone to avalanches in order to minimise the risks of being engulfed by an avalanche.
An avalanche occurred in the Vitosha mountain overlooking the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Thursday.
The mountain rescue service said that it is looking for two tourists who were in the region of the Aleko chalet where the avalanche occurred.
The rescue operation is ongoing with 14 rescuers and two dogs participating in it.