Army mounts rescue effort in Siachen, recovers porter's body

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-03-02 12:43 New Delhi: After a massive rescue effort, the Army on Wednesday recovered the body of a porter who had fallen into a 200 feet deep crevasse in Siachen's Northern Glacier. The porter accidentally fell in the crevasse on February 27. Rescue operations by specialised Armyteams were launched immediately and had continued unabated. According to sources, the rescue teams progressively descended to depths of 60 feet, 90 feet and cut through the frozen snow and ice to finally reach 130 feet deep where they have located the mortal remains of the porter. The incident comes just weeks after an avalanche killed 10 soldiers in Siachen. (ANI)