Two Israelis were rescued from a forest fire in Laos on Thursday, according to an N12 report on Friday.
Several rescue agencies worked to save the Israelis in a joint mission, the report stated. A helicopter and ground teams were dispatched to save the two individuals, whose phones reportedly run out of power, which made the rescue efforts difficult.
Both Israelis were transferred to a local hospital and received medical treatment. The families of the two Israelis were notified of the incident. The two were reportedly in good health at the time of their rescue.
Coordination with the Foreign Affairs Ministry
The Laotian rescue forces were coordinating with the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry throughout the rescue, the report said.
The fire reportedly broke out in the town of Muang Ngoy in the northern area of the country.
Due to the Israelis not being able to use their phones, teams that worked in the area of the rescue had to shout to properly communicate and locate the Israelis.
Last October, a 24-year-old Israeli drowned during a post-military trip in Laos.