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Rescuers Continue Efforts to find Missing Tourist in Maranjab Desert


ISFAHAN, Apr. 6 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent rescuers continue search operations for finding the third lost tourist in Maranjab desert, Aran and Bidgol county, the central province of Isfahan, by a relief chopper, paraglider and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). 

Three tourists including two women and a man arrived in Maranjab desert on April 1 at 11:16 a.m. local time. 

The tourists moved to Pounak Cape for excursion. Around 3 p.m. local time while returning to the city, changed their decision and moved to the Salt Lake.

After entering the lake, their vehicle sank in a swamp. Therefore, they decided to separate in order to find a way  to release. Two women move to the salt mine which was visible from a distance. They were saved by a mine worker eventually.

The man of the group moved to the north of the lake but is still missing.

 “West, northwest, south and southeast areas of the lake have been searched by Red Crescent relief workers.” Shahin Fathi, the deputy of operations at the Red Crescent Relief and Rescue Organization, said. “The swamp makes searching difficult but relief and rescue operations are being continued by relief chopper, paragliding, UAV, vehicle, motorcycle and even on foot.”

Forty teams including 181 rescuers are involved in search operations to find the lost tourist in Maranjab desert.