Gerlach: bodies of three missing Poles found
January 9, approx. Noon Slovak rescuers found the bodies of tourists missing in the Tatra Mountains. The search for the three Poles had been underway since Friday, January 7.
The team planned to ascend Gerlach via the route via the Batijowiecka Trial. They set off on Friday, January 7 from the parking lot at Tatranska Polanka. When they did not return before midnight the same day, an acquaintance notified the rescuers of Horska Zachranna Sluzba. A bad sign was that the phones of the missing did not answer, although their signal was active.
On Saturday, HZS rescuers conducted searches both from the air and from the ground, unfortunately without success, on Sunday the operation continued. The search was aided by Polish rescuers, who used a device to search for a cell phone signal in the field.
Around noon the bodies of Poles were found under the southern wall of Maly Gerlach.
The Slovaks report that the Polish team was most likely led by a UIMLA guide. One of the victims, according to Tygodnik Podhalanski By Michal Kruczal.