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Drunk guide bails on 60 hikers on Austrian mountain

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A group of 60 tourists were forced to call emergency services after they were abandoned on the side of an Austrian mountain by their drunken guide.

The Hungarian tourist group called emergency services on Saturday after their guide deserted them during the hike on the Rax Mountain in Lower Austria.

The group had planned a hike through the area on Saturday but by lunchtime one of the tourists called for help saying that his family was lost and that the guide was both drunk and currently nowhere to be found.

With bad weather setting in and the group having no idea where they were, the Austrian Mountain Rescue Services were called out to take them to safety.

When mountain rescue arrived in the valley with the tour group, they ran into the tour guide who seemed to have hiked down the mountain by himself.

On the same day another hiker needed help in Styria. A 53-year-old German woman and her husband called emergency services after she suddenly felt weak during a long hike.

The 54-year-old man called emergency services when his wife felt weak and could no longer continue the hike only an hour from their destination. The couple had planned an 11-hour hike through the mountains in Styria.

Emergency services rescued the woman via helicopter and brought her to a local hospital. 

Written by: Helena Uhl

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