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Missing South Korean Tourist Turns Up Safe and Sound

A South Korean tourist turned up unscathed on Monday in a village 40 kilometres from the mountain he was climbing when he went missing.

On Sunday rescue workers were informed that the tourist, 76, from South Korea disappeared while taking on Mount Pedan in the Shkotovsky district, Interfax reported.

"The tourist from South Korea was found in Lukyanovka village. He was not injured, and his life and health are not in danger," the regional interior department said.

A total of 26 people and six technical units were involved in the day-long-search, the ministry added.

The man got separated from his group of about 40 people — all members of a the South Korean hiking and climbing club — during the climb.

The group noticed that the elderly man was missing only after returning to their camp, Novaya Gazeta reported.

Mount Livadiyskaya — unofficially known as Mount Pedan or Mount Pidan — is one of the highest peaks in the region with a height of 1,332 meters.

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