Specialist search and recovery squads could be “ve brought” to assist look for a British soldier missing in Vietnam after descending while “re just trying to” climbing the country’s highest mountain.
Aiden Webb, 22, from Norwich, was clambering Fansipan mountain alone on Friday when he fell, disabling himself.
Girlfriend Bluebell Baughan last hear from him on Saturday morning.
Rescuers think he may have wandered into a depression with a large cascade and fallen in.
Mr Webb, an experienced climber, began his ascent of the 3,100 m( 10,300 ft) high mountain in the northwest of Vietnam at about 06:00 on Friday.
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Miss Baughan, 24, from White Notley, near Braintree, remained in contact with him by phone from the nearby town of Sa Pa.
During the trek Mr Webb fell into a canyon, injured his arm and leg, and lost his way. She last-place hear from him in the early hours of Saturday, when he agreed she should call in a save team.
Mr Webb’s telephone exited dead at about 06:20 local time.
Rescue teams spent Saturday, Sunday and Monday on the mountain go looking for him. About 60 beings including military police, rangers and neighbourhood people were involved in Monday’s search.
Mr Webb’s parent Trever Webb, and uncle Michael Webb left the UK on Sunday and arrived here Sa Pa early on Tuesday where they met with the authorities and salvage units, Miss Baughan said.
“They[ the authorities concerned] now panic the reason they haven’t obtained Aiden is because he may have obligated his method to a valley that has a large waterfall in and has perhaps descended, ” she said.
“They are trying to contact capable crew members from another town that have the skills and equipment to scour down the waterfall.”
The family was “pretty distraught, but doing our best to brainstorm and push for so much better assistance as possible” Miss Baughan added.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office proved it was helping to support the family and “working closely with the local authorities extending the search.”
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