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Latvian climber evacuated from Cartenz Peak

Illustration of Cartenz Peak in Papua - feedyeti.com

Illustration of Cartenz Peak in Papua - feedyeti.com

Illustration of Cartenz Peak in Papua – feedyeti.com

Timika, Jubi – A Latvian, Northern European climber, Mike Cruss, suffered a broken foot and was hypothermic while climbing Cartesz Peak on Thursday (January 18th).

Public Relation Officer of Timika SAR Team, Muhammad, said after receiving the report they immediately coordinated with PT Freeport Indonesia’s Emergency Response Group to carry out the relief effort.

“We also coordinate with Timika Airforce based, the travel agent of the climbers and the Timika Community Partners Hospital,” said Muhammad, Friday (January 19), in Timika.

On Friday morning SAR rescue team went to Cartensz Peak using helicopter owned by Papua Trans Mandiri company.


The helicopter returned to Timika Airport hangar on Friday morning at around 8:30 pm with Mike Cruss.

The victim was immediately rushed to RSMM Timika by ambulance to undergo treatment.

The information collected said that Mike Cruss made the climb to Cartensz Peak with eight other climbers.

Cruss and his friends were reportedly walking from Ilaga to Cartesz Peak, one of the world’s seven highest peaks, with a height of 4,884 meters above sea level on Thursday morning.

The streets are rocky and slippery with rain and cold temperatures, leaving the victim falling and having a right leg fracture and hypothermia.

“Victims are still undergoing medical treatment at the Emergency Installation of RSMM Timika,” said RSMM Public Relations Elfinus Omaleng. (Antara)


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