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Four missing in Troms: Still hoping to find survivors

the Police are laying plans for a new search for the four missing skiers in the if we in the state of minnesota. They stress that they still have hope of finding them alive.

It has not happened anything in the course of the night. At 8 we will have a meeting on politihuset where we will look at the opportunities for further progress, " says operasjonsleder Per Arve Aas in Troms police to the NTB.

The missing is a Swedish woman and three Finnish men who were on the trip to the summit to Blåbærfjellet. The four were last seen around at 14 on Wednesday. After a few hours was a fifth person in the turfølget concerned and notified to the police.

There are a set of trails that goes into an avalanche, but no one has seen trails that come out.


Snøskredvarslingen reports that faregraden in Inner Troms is three of five, significantly snøskredfare. In the mountains the temperature around 5 degrees below zero and the wind has lied to 3.5 metres per second.

Three skredeksperter from NVE is in place in if we. They will be flown into prospect by helicopter when the weather allows it.

According to the on-duty meteorologist Trond Lien by Værvarslinga in Northern Norway there will be better conditions for the search on Friday than the previous two days, writes northern lights.

did Not change the status

Aas says that the action is a rescue mission with still hoping to find survivors, even though at a press conference on Thursday was stressed that the chances of finding survivors become smaller for every minute that goes if the missing is taken by the avalanche.

" We have not changed anything on the status yet. We are ready for the effort the next morning. It will be a part of stabsarbeidet to consider the weather on Friday, but the status is that we are still working with a rescue operation, " he says.

Had with the rescue

The four turgåerne should have been on the isklatrekurs in the Heather before they took a trip to the if we, writes NRK , citing the Finnish Hufvudstadsbladet. Kursholder Fredrik Aspø says that the four brought with them rescue equipment for avalanche.

They had normal equipment for the trip to the summit on skis. Some were more experienced than others, but all were aware of what the activity is and that there is a risk with the summit on skis in the vinterfjell, " he says.

Farevarsel of great snøskredfare and bad weather has hindered both the Military Bell helicopter, ambulansehelikoptre and bakkemannskaper. Thursday was the police, letemannskaper and the dog ready, but the weather was too bad to that it could the company explores for the missing.

- We have a mission we must solve, and there we have the not yet been resolved. So it is frustrating to just have to sit here and wait. But we can not compromise on the security of us troops, said Vegard Lindbæk in the Norwegian people's Aid to the NTB.

Tried new search for four missing tourists - interrupted after a short time
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