Two German tourists rescued in remote Honduras

10th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

The party was rescued by a military helicopter in a Honduran area known for its thick rainforest and rough terrain that can be unforgiving for those who lose their way.

Tegucigalpa -- After a nine-day ordeal lost in remote northeastern Honduras, a German couple and their guide were rescued Sunday from unforgiving mountainous terrain, an air force spokesman told AFP.

A military helicopter near the Las Marias community in Honduras’ Gracias a Dios department rescued Wolfgang Schnurr, 42, and his wife Kathrin Dierz, 43, along with 58-year-old Honduran guide Victor Zelaya.

Indigenous Miskito communities almost solely inhabit the region on the Caribbean coast. Its thick rainforest and rough terrain can be unforgiving for those who lose their way.

The tourists were last seen entering the area nine days ago and search teams had been trying in vain to locate them.

The couple are receiving medical treatment at a former army base near Tegucigalpa.

AFP/Expatica

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