Moroccan internet users widely shared a Facebook post published by one of the two men, who called for help after getting stranded during a blizzard.
Rabat – Moroccan authorities have managed to rescue two men from Mount Tidghine in the Al Hoceima province after they lost their way during a snowstorm.
Thursday, December 12 was not a good day for the two men called Ismael and Khaled.
Luckily, access to the internet turned out to be life-saving.
Khaled used Facebook to ask for help after he and his friend became stranded on the mountain.
“Please share this post widely. We are stuck in Mount Tidghine.. It is heavily snowing and we lost our way. It is almost night time. My friend Ismael is injured and he is bleeding. Please share this post,” Khaled wrote on his Facebook.
In another post, Khaled said that they had been facing the harsh winter conditions for more than three hours.
“Maybe it is our mistake because our hobby is trekking. Thank you very much for helping us and I am sorry to freak you out (…) I have done what I could. If we died here this is our fate,” he wrote emotionally.
Posted by Khaled Pa on Thursday, 12 December 2019
He said that he could not move because he would slip to the edge. “Please find a solution.”
Social media users shared Khaled’s posts hundreds of times and offered messages of support.
The decision to communicate the dire situation on social media helped alert the authorities who eventually rescued the men from certain death.