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Go out with the name of the 16-year-old who perished in the avalanche

In consultation and understanding with the next of kin has the Agder police district has gone out with the name of the 16-year-old boy who died after being taken by an avalanche.

It was Bob Thorsland who perished, informs the politidistriktet in a press release.

is a community in mourning.

- Shakes the local community

Sunday at 15.11, police were notified that a person on a snowmobile had been taken by the avalanche in Signesdalen in Åseral municipality in Vest-Agder.

Just before at 18.30 on Sunday confirmed the police that the person was found and flown to hospital in an ambulance. The person was later declared dead in the evening.

yesterday was kriseteamet, together with the mayor, at the school in Åseral and informed the staff and the students.

We are a very small municipality and everything is very close. It is close slektsbånd, and everyone knows everyone. Of course, it is an extra burden for the people up here when this happens, says Odd Helge Liestøl, beredskapsansvarlig in Åseral municipality.

Mayor Oddmund Ljosland says that they will take care of the population and the relatives as well as possible for the tragic outcome.

When accidents like this occur, it shakes the very in the community. Here is the small proportion and the majority of the citizens in the municipality know each other well, " he says.

Boy (16) killed in avalanche: - Shakes the local community Turned out

Mayor Ljosland got information about the accident shortly after it had happened, and jerked himself out to help in your search.

- I was at home when the alarm went. Then it was only to throw themselves around, find gear and get out to the area where the avalanche was reported, he said to the Newspaper Monday afternoon.

He is a part of a local letegruppe, but had on ulykkens time not received details about the incident.

the Municipality's beredskapsansvarlige, Liestøl, says to Dagbladet that the early was informed that it was local people who were involved in the incident.

- We chose to put a crisis team early. These were immediately reinforced by the police and fire departments, " he says and continues:

- as soon As the boy was found, we were notified and the police asked us to establish a center to accommodate the crews at the town Hall. The families were also taken care of kriseteamet immediately after the incident became known, and they will be followed up going forward.

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