A Taiwanese hiker who bought misplaced whereas trekking the Himalayas along with his girlfriend was rescued by officers on Wednesday, three days after his accomplice had died.

Rescuers discovered Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, unconscious with his dead girlfriend, Liu Chen-chun, 19, on the banks of a river in Tipling in northern Dhading, Nepal, in line with the Himalayan Instances. Liang and Liu’s physique have been airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu on Wednesday, two days earlier than Liang’s birthday.

The couple was from Taiwan and both were students on the Nationwide Taiwan College, in line with the Kathmandu Submit. 

Liang and Liu came to Nepal in late February to hike the Langtang mountain vary within the district of Rasuwa. Their households reported them lacking after they misplaced contact with them in early March. A search team was dispatched and had been on the lookout for them for weeks.

Madhav Basnet, a rescuer, informed CNN that the couple was hiking around the remote Ganesh Himal route with no information once they bought misplaced. They tried to follow the river hoping to discover a village, however reached the sting of a waterfall as a substitute.

The couple fell 100 meters right into a ravine, then took shelter in a small cave the place they have been later discovered. They’d been misplaced within the wilderness for 47 days, in line with CNN.

He was sleeping when we found them,” Basnet informed the Guardian. “He wakened after he heard us. We have been very shocked to search out him alive. He mentioned that the lady died three days earlier.”

Misplaced within the mountains, the couple ate potatoes and noodles for 10 days till they ran out of meals. Basnet informed the Himalayan Instances that Liang was in a position to survive on drinking water.

Chakra Raj Pandey, medical director on the hospital in Kathmandu, mentioned Liang “was not very stable psychologically,” in line with CNN. When he was found within the mountains, rescuers discovered him with lice in his hair and maggots between his toes. Medical officers say he misplaced a complete of 66 kilos in the course of the ordeal.

Within the hospital, Liang informed the Agence France-Presse that the mountain was “very cold” and he had issue sleeping.

Officers say that Liang is now out of hazard. He celebrated his 21st birthday within the hospital on Friday.

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Taiwanese hiker Liang Sheng Yueh, who was misplaced within the Himalayas for over a month, celebrates his 21st birthday at a hospital after being rescued in Kathmandu, Nepal April 28, 2017.

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