Friday, January 21, 2011

Dutch Tourist Missing on Mt Agung

DENPASAR

A Dutchman and his Balinese guide have gone missing on the slopes of Bali’s highest mountain, the Mt Agung volcano in the northeast.

Denpasar Search and Rescue chief Ketut Parwa said the tourist, identified only as Eric, had been climbing the 3,142-meter-high peak with a local guide named as Wayan on Wednesday when they disappeared during inclement weather.

Four other climbers, including the Dutchman’s wife, who had been with the pair but became separated, reported their disappearance when they failed to come back down the mountain.

A search was continuing, Parwa said.

Mt Agung, an active volcano, is normally off-limits to climbers during the current wet season.

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