Ukrainian pilgrims lost on Athos found

The adventure of two Ukrainian pilgrims on Mount Athos ended well. Rescuers found the lost ones near the skete of the Great Lavra monastery, and they are healthy.

The lost pilgrims were transferred to a Romanian monastery for first aid, as they were exhausted by the long adventure.

Like us previously reported, two Ukrainian pilgrims, together with six compatriots, left the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord and went to the shelter of the Virgin on the top of Mount Athos. But because of the thick fog and rain that reigned in the area, they left the group and turned on the wrong path, where they got lost.

In the cell “Panagia”, which is located at the foot of Mount Athos and is the extreme point for an overnight stay, there were no lost either. They did not answer messages and phone calls.

When members of the main group realized that two members of their group were missing, at 8:30 pm on Friday 15 October, they notified the authorities.

They immediately set about searching for the missing pilgrims. 14 police officers, 8 firefighters, 4 mountain rescuers, as well as monks who know the area well were involved.

Their relatives and the Ukrainian consular authorities were informed about the discovery of the pilgrims.

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