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Managed to find the bodies of two tourists missing in China

September 15 2007

Bodies of two of the six missing Russian tourist found in China, the rest continue to search.

"Today a group of Russian rescuers consisting of 5 persons landed at 4 km from the discovery of local 4-catamaran, which was seen several days ago with the air, then the Russian experts came down the river and found a catamaran near the bodies of two dead" - explained the representative of the MOE Russian President Balti.

4-seater catamaran was on the south side of the river Yurunkash in mountainous terrain to while he was tied. As shown by aerial reconnaissance, on the north side unassembled is double catamaran, but until this area is not surveyed. Balti noted that at present are still seeking the other tourists.

In the search area this morning landed in a helicopter 5 Russian rescuers. All of them - the rescuers of international class. In the search operation involved 17 Russian specialists as well as Emergency Operations Group, which works in conjunction with their Chinese counterparts. Complex terrain complicates the search operation.

Recall that the Aug. 14, six Russian tourists, athletes, accompanied by two local guides came from the village of Pula to the starting point of the alloy, where they arrived four days - on August 18. Conductors are returned to the village. September 2 rafting should have been completed, but a designated point the Russians did not come. News report

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