TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese couple which went missing in the Himalayas more than 50 days ago has been found, but only the man survived, with the woman fallen down a cliff to her death, reports from Nepal said Wednesday.
Liang Sheng-yueh (梁聖岳) and Liu Chen-chun (劉宸君) left for the mountainous country last February and set out from their hotel on March 8 on a program organized by a local travel agency, Asian Trekking, reports said.
They were last seen the following day, but the weather soon turned bad and heavy snow covered the area, reports said.
Their parents traveled to Nepal to search for them, with Liang’s father chartering a helicopter and hiring Sherpa guides to scout the area.
A total of 53 days after their disappearance, local people found the couple on Wednesday, but Liu had already died. According to the Facebook page of Ganesh Himal Tourism Development, Liang was trapped on a cliff while his girlfriend, Liu, had fallen 200 meter down to the side of a river and died.
It was not immediately clear how Liang had survived and what the condition of his health was.