“During mountaineering competitions in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, near the village of Arkhyz, at a height of more than three thousand meters, a rockfall occurred, as a result of which two participants fell apart while climbing their route. One of them received serious injuries and could not continue to move independently. The special forces were located close to the scene and immediately came to the rescue, ”the Interior Ministry said.

It is noted that the police provided first aid to the victim, and then for five hours in difficult conditions of the mountainous area they lowered him from a height.

“For the professionalism and determination shown in an extreme situation, Roman Tishchenko, Roman Artemyev, Mikhail Fominykh and Daniil Inozemtsev were awarded medals by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs“ For courage in the name of salvation, ”said Irina Volk, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Thunder Special Forces function as part of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Their main task is to provide force support to the operational-search measures of the police in the fight against drug trafficking.