Elderly Climber Saved from Freezing in Pirin MountainSource: Sofia News Agency (www.novinite.com)
Published Date: 06 Sep 2007
Rescue workers discovered near the Fish lake in the Pirin mountain a 65-year-old man, who was exhausted and on the verge of freezing.
The man, identified as Nikolay Kolev, has been rushed to a hospital in Pirin resort of Bansko.
Temperatures dropped sharply at the beginning of September with highs standing at 21-26C and lows hitting 9C. The first week of the month brought rain showers in western and northern Bulgaria, accompanied by thunderstorms.
The Rescue Service issued a warning to climbers to restrain from hitting the highest parts of the mountains.