A tourist got lost and injured in the Croatian mountains and was brought down by local mountain rescuers
The Croatian Central Dalmatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) had to rescue an injured tourist in the mountains of Biokovo on Thursday; The infected person was initially reported to be a Hungarian citizen, but the consular section of the Hungarian embassy in Zagreb later received contradictory official information from HGSS, MTI wrote. (In the previous version of our article, we also wrote about the Hungarian infected person.)
Rescue workers from Split and Makarska reached the injured young man on the mountain near Makarska.
The man was found with minor injuries in an inaccessible area, on a rocky river.
It turned out that the hiker set off without proper equipment and wearing slippers. Due to the difficult and dangerous conditions, part of the rescue team spent the night in Biokovo, and additional forces arrived at the scene in the morning. They had to overcome an altitude difference of 550 meters to transport the injured young man safely. 15 mountain rescuers participated in the campaign.
Mountain rescuers have repeatedly warned visitors to be careful, wear proper equipment and check current conditions before heading into the mountains. Safety comes first, they wrote on their social media page.