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One of the Russian rafters who went missing in China found alive

September 21 2007
08:45

Headquarters of the rescue operation on the river Yurunkash reported that one of the missing nearly three weeks ago in China, the Russian athletes found alive.

Now Alexander Zverev taken by helicopter to the district town of Khotan, where he was urgently hospitalized. According to preliminary reports, the victim was fighting for his life nearly 25 days - he survived without food. About this RIA Novosti.

Recall that a team of Russian athletes had planned from August 22 to September 2, make rafting on mountain rivers Yurunkash in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, but at the appointed meeting place Rafter did not come.

By that time, rescuers found the bodies of only three Russian athletes. The first two were found last Saturday near the catamaran. Fatalities - president of the federation of sports tourism in Moscow Sergey Chernik, born in 1960, and his son, the biological faculty of Moscow State University graduate student Ivan Chernik, born in 1982. Sunday found the body of the third tourist, later identified as Vladimir Smetannikov. The search for athletes continues.

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