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La SOufriere

La Soufriere on Dec. 29, 2021.

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First responders in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are said to have decided that an injured man on the slopes of La Soufriere volcano would have to stay there for the night.

The decision was made in the interest of rescuers, as the slopes of the volcano, with gutters up to 25 feet deep, present significant dangers to people on the mountain.

iWitness  News was reliably informed that a group of 13 people climbed the volcano Tuesday morning and the man left the group and began descending the mountain alone.

The man is said to have fallen and lost consciousness on the descent of the 4,048-foot volcano, which last erupted in April 2021.

He was able to make contact by telephone sometime around dusk, indicating that he was unable to walk.

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Two members of his hiking party climbed back up the mountain but were unable to locate the injured man, and descended sometime after 7 p.m.

First responders are said to be mobilising a party to for early Wednesday morning and were looking for persons familiar with the terrain of the mountain after its eruption in April 2021.

The National Park Rivers and Beaches Authority has said that the trail remains closed and people who hike the mountain do so at their own risk. 

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8 replies on “Hiker missing on La Soufriere volcano”

  1. What side did he climb from? I went up twice this year from the Windward side. Truth be told the trail is indeed difficult especially on the slope of the mountain itself. It’s hard to tell where one is going especially when it is foggy.

  2. Ashleigh Lennox says:

    Can someone help me – my fiancée went hiking up the mountain yesterday at around 6am – I haven’t been able to get in contact with her. Her name is Elisabeth Gallagher

  3. Christopher A Joseph says:

    Why send this out now. It was known before. Is it that new information has been unearthed?

  4. First Responders should not have made that very important urgent need of an injured man, to wait until the next day. That is why they are called ‘ First Responders “. Think of the man hoping to be rescued and flashes of his life and families in his mind. Put yourself out there and rescue lives instead of making bad decisions, and causing lives to be lost.

  5. One has to remember that the trail is closed and therefore off limits. Those who climbed the trails did so at their own risk. Rules must be followed, locals or visitors alike.

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