It took over eleven hours to rescue three young men who had strayed off the path at Uluru and become stuck in a crevice. Uluru is a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu, and climbing it is considered very disrespectful.
From the Telegraph –
Tourists warned about climbing Uluru after 11-hour rescue mission
The 23-year-olds from Australia are thought to have got stuck in a crevice after going to inspect a waterfall on Monday afternoon, despite signs asking visitors to stick to designated trails.
Rescuers finally reached the men by helicopter and abseiled them to safety on Tuesday morning, ending an 11-hour mission to save them.
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Three Australians rescued from Uluru despite Aboriginal pleas not to climb it https://t.co/SfjhUry7uN
— The Independent (@Independent) September 20, 2016
Rescuers abseiled over 1,000ft in late-night operation to reach three men stuck in crevasse on Australia’s Uluru https://t.co/EMNTgCwXJT
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 20, 2016
Three men rescued after becoming trapped while climbing Uluru https://t.co/c8rSvcFyX5
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) September 20, 2016
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