John Tamang, a 17-year-old schoolboy who was found yesterday six days after he went missing in Phulchowki Hill, is recovering after the traumatic event. He is receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of Gwarko based B&B Hospital.
John Tamang, a sixth grader at Ajaya Shiksha Sadan in Thasikhel, was among the 11 students who went hiking led by school principal Durga Bahadur Oli to Phulchowki Hill.
A group led by the professional rescuers and adventure tourism entrepreneurs Chandra Ale and Anil Bhattarai rescued the boy from a forested area of the hill at around 4:45pm yesterday. He was found leaning against a log.
Search operation was carried out from the very next day of John’s disappearance. Relatives, friends, locals, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Nepali Army and around 200 volunteers were involved in the search operation, according to John’s uncle Deepak Rai.