TAPLEJUNG, Jan 2: A helicopter that had gone to rescue a father and son, who are trapped in snow in a remote village in the district, failed to rescue them. The helicopter of Altitude Air returned empty-handed after reaching Papung village despite trying twice to rescue Lakpatansi Sherpa, 50, and his 15-year-old son Pasang Chhiring Sherpa. The father and son were trapped in the snow while moving their cowshed on Friday.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 1: It has been concluded that there is no other option but helicopter rescue of Lakpatansi Sherpa, 50, and his 15-year-old son Pasang Chhiring Sherpa of Papung Simbuk of Mikwakhola Rural Municipality Ward No. 5 of Taplejung who were trapped in the snow due to snow while moving the cowshed.

Kathmandu, Jan 22: The government on Tuesday morning sent a helicopter equipped with a high-tech device to the Annapurna Base Camp area to detect the possible location of the trekkers, who are missing after a massive avalanche in the region last week.

HELSINKI, March 24: Rescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.