Body of missing Israeli hiker located in Kyrgyzstan

Body of missing Israeli hiker located in Kyrgyzstan

Contact with Hila Livne, 22, had been lost since Sunday when she was separated from fellow traveler in Sari-Chalak nature reserve

Israeli traveler Hila Livne, 22, was killed during a hike in Kyrgyzstan (Facebook)
Israeli traveler Hila Livne, 22, was killed during a hike in Kyrgyzstan (Facebook)

The body of a 22-year-old Israeli woman traveler who disappeared in Kyrgyzstan was found Friday, six days after the search for the tourist first began.

The Israeli Clal Insurance rescue team located Hila Livne’s body in a gorge in the area where she had been hiking. According to reports in Kyrgyzstan, Livne had fallen from a cliff in the Sari-Chalak nature reserve and was killed.

Clal Insurance stated that its crews were currently working to retrieve Livne’s body and to bring her remains to Israel, Ynet reported.

Contact with Livne was lost after a friend she had been traveling with fell during a trek and broke his leg. The fellow traveler was separated from Livne when he was evacuated to a nearby town by a pair of French tourists.

Over the past week, hundreds of Israelis on social media helped organize and fund the searches for Livne, and her brother had flown out to Kyrgyzstan to take part in the rescue efforts as well.

Livne’s family was notified of her death on Friday morning.

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