Drama on Maljen: 17 people, including children, captured in a snow storm

Mountain Service teams are trying to break through. According to the media, the rescuers of this service set off on special skis towards them.
"We are going by car as far as we can, and the rest by special skis, but we have not arrived yet," they say in the Mountain Service, the media report.

A Woman Rescued in the Rila Mountain after 30 Hours at Minus 20 Degrees

A 42-year-old woman from Kyustendil survived after spending more than 30 hours at minus 20 degrees at 2,300 meters above sea level in Rila. 

She was found by mountain rescuers with wedges and ordinary boots, without any equipment for severe winter conditions. She was quickly transported for treatment in "Pirogov" hosptial and accepted with a severe form of frostbite.

Why Are There No Rescue Helicopters in Bulgaria?

According to the director of the Mountain Rescue Service of the Bulgarian Red Cross Emil Neshev- Bulgaria will not have an air ambulance before 2023.

  It is about time we have an air rescue system. Helicopter rescue service is for our whole society, announced on the air of Bulgaria ON AIR Emil Neshev after another tragic incident with a tourist in the mountains.

Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service Carries out Two Rescue Operations over Past 24 Hours

Over the past 24 hours, two distress calls have been received at the Mountain Rescue Service, rescuers told Focus News Agency. Yesterday, an operation took place near the Malyovitsa hut. The rescue team helped a person with a broken leg. Another accident involved a bad fall of a paraglider near Sopot.

Yesterday Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service Conducted Operation to Rescue 3 Tourists Stranded on Botev Peak

Teams of the Kalofer Mountain Rescue Service conducted an operation to take down three people stranded on Botev peak, the Mountain Rescue Service with the Bulgarian Red Cross told Focus News Agency. The people were suffering from cold and exhaustion, the rescuers said. The three Bulgarian citizens were supported down by the rescue teams. They are now in good condition.