Three Poles in summer shoes rescued in Swiss Alps
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