PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, March 3 (RIA Novosti) -
Rescuers are continuing their search for a Swiss tourist who
went missing on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East,
the regional emergencies ministry said on Tuesday.
Widner Eric was reported missing on Monday, when a group
of snowmobilers, comprised of three Swiss nationals and four
Russians, was crossing a mountain pass about 30 kilometers from
the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
An emergencies ministry spokesman said the search was
hampered by blizzards and bad weather conditions, adding that
the group had not registered either with any of the local tour
operators or rescue services.
He said the rescue helicopter had to return to base and
would remain on standby until the weather improved.