Rescuers Save Man Hit by Avalanche in Bulgaria's Pirin Mountain

A man hit by an avalanche in Bulgaria's Pirin Mountain on Wednesday has been retrieved alive from under the snow piles.

Vasil Cholakov, 37, a Bulgarian national living in Sofia, has suffered a chest trauma and has been sent to a medical centre in the town of Bansko, according to the head of the Bulgarian Red Cross Hristo Grigorov, who was on the site.

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.

Bulgaria to Be Split Into 9 Tourist Regions by End of January

Bulgaria's Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova announced on Friday that the division of the country into 9 tourist regions will take place until the end of January.

Angelkova said that the topic will be discussed in detail at the next meeting of the National Tourism Council which will take place next week, electronic daily Dnevnik reports.