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Indian Climber Anurag Maloo Rescued 3 Days After He Went Missing in Mt Annapurna

34-year-old Anurag was found alive in critical condition by rescuers.

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Indian climber Anurag Maloo was rescued three days after he went missing after falling into a deep crevasse on Nepal's Mount Annapurna on Monday, 17 April, his brother said on Thursday, 20 April.

34-year-old Anurag was found alive in critical condition by rescuers, reported news agency PTI.

A resident of Kishangarh in Rajasthan, Anurag went missing on Monday after he fell from around 6,000 metres while descending from Camp III, the report added.

"He is found alive. He has been taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he is still alive. We will have to shift our focus towards the medical side now," his brother Sudhir Maloo said.

Thaneshwor Guragain, information officer at Seven Summit Treks — the organiser of the expedition also confirmed that Anurag was located in a deep crevasse between Camp III and Camp II.

He has been airlifted to Kathmandu and admitted to Medicity Hospital at Bhaisepati area of Lalitpur district, Guragain added.

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Anurag, who is an IIT Delhi graduate, is on a mission to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000 metres and the seven highest points in all seven continents to create awareness and drive action towards achieving the UN Global Goals, reported PTI.

Earlier, another renowned Indian climber Baljeet Kaur who had gone missing above Camp IV on Nepal's Mt Annapurna on Monday, was later found alive on the same day.

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