Three Poles in summer shoes rescued in Swiss Alps

26th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Three Polish tourists had to be rescued by helicopter from a Swiss mountain after embarking on a climbing trip wearing only summer shoes and light clothing, police said Monday.

The three men aged between 18 and 25 were planning to scale the rugged 2,500-metre (8,200-foot) Saentis peak in eastern Switzerland late Sunday, police in the southeastern canton of Appenzell Inner-Rhodes said.

But they soon lost their way and called rescue services by mobile phone.

A helicopter winched the three tourists off the mountainside without injuries.

© 2010 AFP

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