Ill Belarusian tourist successfully evacuated from Lake Baikal


The Belarusian tourist who experienced a sudden attack of appendicitis in the mountain system of Hamar-Daban near Lake Baikal has been delivered to hospital in Irkutsk. Local mass media informed about it. Let us remind you that the 30-year-old tourist felt bad during a trip along Lake Baikal with a Belarusian-Ukrainian group of tourists on Sunday.

Eight rescuers and a doctor arrived to help him. They could not evacuate him because the tourist’s weight was rather heavy – 130 kilos.

Bad weather conditions did not allow using the help of a helicopter for about 24 hours. The patient was delivered to hospital in Irkustk today.