Rescue teams collaborated with the National Search and Rescue Centre to carry out the mission after they were notified about the incident by police’s operations room at 9:50am.
Dozens of mountaineers have been competing over the past few weeks to summit the world's second highest mountain, the last peak above 8,000 metres to be topped in wintertime.
Al Yamahi called on the public to avoid going to rugged areas in mountains, valleys and other areas, during the midday hours to avoid the risk of severe exhaustion.
Goldfarb pushed on alone when his teammate failed to persuade him to give up during an acclimatising mission, ahead of a bid to scale the nearby 8,051-metre (26,414-feet) Broad Peak in the Karakoram range on the Chinese border.
The announcement brings closure to a dramatic tragedy on one of the most dangerous mountains to climb in the world. K2 had never been scaled in winter until only last month, when a Nepalese team reached the peak. Sadpara's son, Sajid told reporters that he was grateful authorities had done their best to try to find the group.
Their ascent in mid-January of the world's second-highest mountain — the notoriously challenging K2 mountain of Pakistan — shone a much-deserved spotlight on their own climbing prowess.
According to Colonel Pilot Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, Head of Air Wing Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police, a report was received by the Ras Al Khaimah Police’s operations room that an Asian was injured during an exploratory trip in Dhayah valley.
“It’s already been more than 30 hours, we have received no news of John Snorri, Ali Sadpara, and Juan Pablo Mohr, since none of the GPS trackers seem to be working,” Chhang Dawa Sherpa, their expedition manager, said in a statement. An army helicopter has conducted a search flight for the missing climbers, Sherpa said.
It took Warrant Officer Yousef Al Habsi, a member of the General Directorate of Ras Al Khaimah Civil Defence, over nine continuous hours to rescue eight people trapped in the rugged mountains of Wadi Naqab area.