Rescuers save young man trapped in marshland

Rescuers in the Šumava Mountains saved the life of a 26-year-old man who was abandoned, heavily drunk, in marshland by his friends. When he failed to return to base on Saturday evening they alerted the mountain rescue service which combed the famed Slatiny marshes. When they found the man he was waist deep in mud, disoriented and suffering from hypothermia. The head of the rescue team said he had had a lucky escape since after several days of heavy rain the area was particularly dangerous.