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British tourists rescued to safety at Mt. Kenya
Date Published: 26 Jul, 2013
Two British nationals, who fell ill while climbing Mt. Kenya, have been rescued to safety by the elite Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Mountain Search/Rescue unit yesterday (Thursday, July 25, 2013).
They were evacuated to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital where they are recuperating. They are both in stable condition.
Ryan Tarbarace, 16, and 17-year-old Megan Parkin were in a group of 22 tourists climbing Mt. Kenya’s Lenana peak.
Megan developed Acute Mountain Sickness on arrival at Old Moses Camp, which is at 3,300 metres above sea level, along the Sirimon route. Her colleague, Ryan, suffered ankle injury on their first leg of the hike.
The KWS Mountain Search/Rescue unit was called and responded promptly.
Only last week, Kate Pettit, 25, was rescued to safety by the team when she developed Acute Mountain Sickness while climbing the mountain. She has since been discharged from hospital.
27,323 visitors climbed Mt. Kenya last year.