BUCHAREST, Romania – A rescue official says an Israeli tourist has been killed in a fall in the Fagaras mountains in central Romania.
Nicolae Plesita, head of the Curtea de Arges mountain rescue team, says the unidentified victim is a 45-year-old Israeli man who had been trying to help a member of the group he was walking with.
The man then slipped and fell about 15 to 20 meters (50 to 66 feet), Plesita told The Associated Press by telephone on Tuesday.
The incident happened Monday in bad weather in the Valea lui Stan area, known as a beauty spot which is difficult to access.
Plesita said the victim was accompanied by two women and another man, all from Israel. They were rescued and questioned about the incident Tuesday morning.