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Hikers found alive lost on the Quetrupillán Volcano



April 23, 2011 - According to news sources, rescue patrols from the National Forestry Corporation found alive two hikers that had been missing in the mountainside of the Quetrupillán Volcano, in the La Araucanía Region.

According to officials from the organization, the Italian Analissa Lombardo and the Czech Citizen identified as Philip Kunge were found in the Huililco sector, in the Villarrica National Park, with the onset of hypothermia. As a result of this, they were transferred to the San Francisco Hospital of Pucón so that medical personnel could check their health conditions.

The visitors found themselves lost from Thursday night when the Italian activated her emergency satellite device, communicating with the Control Center in Texas, United States, from where they referred the information on to the Chilean Navy, who extended the information on to the National Emergency Office.

Subsequently, "Conaf" activated their rescue teams who found the foreign pair's whereabouts in the hours of this afternoon.

Both visitors entered the park this past April 18 with the goal of completing the Villarrica Traverse path, that has a duration of 5 days. Nevertheless, the low temperatures and adverse climate conditions made them get lost, deploying an emergency operation.