Young man dies of hypothermia after early blizzard in Romania

A 22-year old hiker died at the hospital in Sibiu after being caught in a blizzard at over 2000 meters (6500 ft) in the Fagaras mountains.

The girl who was with him was also admitted in the hospital with hypothermia and frostbites.

Rescuers said the hikers had mountain equipment suitable for this time of year, but given the extreme weather conditions, only winter equipment could have saved him.

The high-altitude roads Transalpina and Transfagarasan were covered in snow and mountain rescuers were called to help some tourists who were blocked by snow and had to sleep in their cars.

https://www.romania-insider.com/man-dies-hypothermia-blizzard-romania-mountains/

Thanks to Caroline Snyder for this link

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September 27, 2018 at 11:55AM

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