Missing hiker found in Indonesia
- Published: 11 Mar 2013 at 13.52
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MEDAN - Rescuers say they have safely evacuated a Japanese hiker who went missing for four days after climbing a dormant volcano in Indonesia's Sumatra island.
A local guide stands near the crater of Mount Sibayak in northern Sumatra in Dec 2012. Rescuers say they have safely evacuated a Japanese hiker who went missing for four days on the mountain. The dormant volcano is Indonesia's most accessible to hikers, although authorities recommended hiring a guide. Photo by Adam Renton.
Dianta Bangun, who headed the search-and-rescue operation, said Monday that 39-year-old Kosei Yamada was found late Saturday in a ravine where he fell from a cliff after losing his footing on what should have been a day hike. Heavy fog, darkness and bad weather hampered the rescue efforts.
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