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MANILA, Philippines - Authorities rescued climbers who were trapped and stranded at Mt. Apo National Park in Kidapawan, North Cotabato amid heavy rains, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
The mountain climbers were stranded for almost nine hours Monday as high water and strong current at the Marbel river prevented them from crossing.
The climbers were trapped beginning 12 p.m. while attempting to descend from Lake Venado camp site through the Kidapawan trail. But when they came upon the river, they were unable to cross because of the strong current caused by heavy rains.
The climbers called for help due to lack of food supply. Rescue operations ended shortly before 9 p.m. with no injuries. The climbers were brought to the City Investment Office.