Successful Bosnian Alpinist Armin Gazic dies in Accident on Neretva River

July 24, 2020 6:45 PM

A successful Bosnian alpinist, 29-year-old Armin Gazic, was killed in an accident that happened downstream from the Buna Canals in the Neretva River today, it has been confirmed for Klix.ba.

In the last few months, Gazic has been in love with kayaking in addition to mountaineering, and he often drove from Jablanica to Mostar, and today’s event ended tragically.

Namely, as Klix.ba finds out, Armin and two colleagues planned to go downstream, but at one point there was an accident. Two people who were with Armin managed to reach the shore, and his body was found a few hours later.

Armin Gazic was an experienced alpinist, and in his career so far, he has reached peaks up to 5,600 meters, as is Mount Elbrus in Russia. He was practicing mountaineering for 19 years, and four years ago he acquired the title of mountaineering instructor. In the team with Haris Kalajdzisalihovic, he became the first alpinist from Bosnia and Herzegovina to climb the northern rock of the Matterhorn. Mr. Gazic was also a three-time national champion in sport climbing, and the winner of the recognition of the Sports Federation of BiH for his contribution and development of the sport.

Mr. Gazic, was seriously injured on February 28thin 2014, falling from a height of 50 meters from mountain Prenj near Konjic, and he has started  a “new life” in 2015.

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