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Russian climbers rescued from rock slide

Aug. 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM   |   Comments

TBILISI, Georgia, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Four Russian mountain climbers were rescued from a rock slide while climbing Mount Tetnuldi in Georgia, authorities said Tuesday.

A helicopter was used to rescue the men, each age between 21 and 25 and all from the Moscow area, from a height of 3,500 meters (11,482 feet), Mestia District, Georgia, authorities said.

One, Vladimir Smirnov, suffered a broken leg, and remains under the care of doctors, the Russian news agency ITAR-Tass reported Tuesday.

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