Hikers rescued after spending night trapped on Japanese mountain

Hikers rescued after spending night on snowy mountain trail in Tokyo

The hikers were said to have been in 'harsh' conditions

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hikers have been rescued after becoming stuck on a mountain trail overnight due to snow in Tokyo.

Rescue workers were able to bring the 13 people back down from the mountain today (March 22), according to Japan Today.

Six people were able to walk back down with the rescuers, whilst Tokyo police said seven had to be airlifted out of danger.

A few had sustained injuries and one is said to be in a serious condition. The Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center said one woman has broken her pelvis and is suffering from hypothermia.

Another hiker is also suffering hypothermia and he has injuries to his head. 

Takao Arai, the chief of the emergency centre at the hospital, described the conditions the hikers faced overnight as "harsh."