Indian soldier, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, was found alive after being buried in an avalanche for six days on the Siachen Glacier in the Himalayan Mountains.
Koppad, along with 9 of his fellow soldiers, were on duty at an army post on a glacier when it was hit by the massive avalanche.
He was found buried under 25 feet of snow at an altitude of 19,600-feet. It has been reported that temperatures in the area of the rescue hovered around -40 degrees Celsius.
Army Command chief Lt-General D S Hooda spoke with The Times of India and is quoted,
“The medical condition of L/N Hanamanthappa is critical but all attempts are being made to evacuate him to the Army Research & Referral Hospital (in New Delhi) on Tuesday morning. We hope the miracle continues. Pray with us.”
Details are still emerging on this amazing story of survival. We will be sure to update as soon as they come in.
(Cover image is stock image of avalanche.)