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Russian hiker missing on Indonesia volcano

Rescuers search for Russian hiker missing for 4 days while climbing Indonesian volcano

Russian hiker missing on Indonesia volcano

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Rescuers are searching for a Russian hiker who went missing while climbing Indonesia's most volatile volcano on the main island of Java.

Local search and rescue agency spokesman Teguh Supriyadi says Ehbrehnin Yeveny was reportedly climbing Mount Merapi on Saturday when the 26-year-old sent a text message to his girlfriend asking for rescuers to come find him after he lost his way.

Supriyadi says 48 rescuers were mobilized Tuesday to search for Yeveny, whose last message early Monday said he was in a river and walking toward lights he believed were coming from a town. His footprints were discovered Monday.

The 2,968-meter (9,737-foot) mountain is the most active among Indonesia's volcanoes and is a popular hiking spot for tourists. Its last major eruption in 2010 killed 347 people.


Updated : 2021-01-23 17:10 GMT+08:00