Helicopter deployed to rescue father and son trapped in snow in Taplejung
By Rastriya Samachar Samiti
Jan 01, 2022

A helicopter is being sent to rescue the father and son who have been trapped in the snow for four days, in Papung in Mikwakhola Rural Municipality-5 of Taplejung.

Ward Chair Dandu Sherpa shared that they are preparing to send a Mountain Air helicopter this morning to rescue the trapped people. Lakpatansi Sherpa, 55, and his son Pasang Sherpa, 15, remain trapped in the snow for the past four days.

The father son duo found shelter in a cave after heavy snowfall. Sherpa, who was trapped in the snow, called on Saturday morning and requested to send a helicopter, according to Ward Chair Sherpa. Police and locals rushed to the scene by road on Friday to rescue them, but returned unsuccessfully due to heavy snowfall.

Helicopter in search for man, son stuck in avalanche in Taplejung return without success
By Rastriya Samachar Samiti
Published: 11:42 am Jan 02, 2022

The whereabouts of a man and his son, who have been stuck in an avalanche at Mikkakhola Rural Municipality-5 in Taplejung district, is still unknown.

A private helicopter deployed for their search returned after failure to find them. It made the search two times on Saturday.

The missing persons-Lakpatasi Sherpa, 55, and his 15-year-old son Pasang-have been stuck in the avalanche that occurred when they were shifting sheep shed, said the police.

However, phone conversations with the missing father and son have been established, he said, adding that during the phone conversation, they informed that they were taking shelter in a cave.

The local people are helping in the further search as well.

It was difficult to search for the missing persons due to bad weather, said the ward chair Dandu Sherpa. The helicopter will be sent again for the search, he said.

Avalanche Center Note - No further news on the final outcome has been found