Community Interest

Defiance Doctor Among 8 Missing Mountaineers in India

Dr. Anthony Sudekum, a hand surgeon from Defiance, Missouri, is among eight mountain climbers missing since May 26th, following an avalanche in the Himalayan Mountains of India.

Sudekum was part of a team of 12 international climbers that set out to climb the peak of Nanda Diva East. Helicopters spotted bodies of 5 of the victims on June 3rd, but attempts retrieve the bodies via helicopter were unsuccessful.  Bodies of seven of the missing climbers were retrieved June 23rd. The search for the 8th victim continued as of June 24th.