A report was received at around 10.36, April 25, that a citizen of Stepanavan village had left house a few days before and was nowhere to be found.
On arriving at the site, rescuers found out that V. M. (born in 1937) had been missing since April 21 and was last seen near Sverdlov village.
A team of five firefighter-rescuers and four local rescuers began to search the missing man upon their arrival. However, the search efforts were terminated at 7.30 p.m. because of the unfavourable weather conditions and poor visibility.
The search resumed on April 26.