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Viewers get involved; climber gets help to leave Indonesia

Reported by: Christine Kim
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Updated: 7/16/2014 6:34 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV — A local mountaineer that was trapped in the jungles of Indonesia is on his way to civilization, thanks to an outpouring of pressure from News 3 viewers.

John Beede was climbing one of the seven summits when his guides abandoned the group, leaving them trapped between an unpassable mine and hostile tribes on the mountain.

The guides took the food and water, leaving john and his group stuck with no way out.

After receiving pressure from Nevada lawmakers and U.S. authorities, the mine allowed the group of climbers to go through their property, even providing the transportation.

Beede is expected to be back in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. He had planned to travel around Asia after the climb, but his brother, Mike, says he thinks after this experience, he will be more eager to come back home.


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