Police in Troms informs in a press release that it due to bad weather conditions no longer possible to continue letearbeidet after the four presumed deceased skituristene in if we.
They write further that the weather will be for the next few days, the work will not be resumed in the weekend, but that they must make continuous assessments. New assessment of the start-up will be taken on Monday.Missing for almost two days,
Police have searched through skredområdet in if we with the help of UNNs ambulansehelikopter. Search returned Friday morning two hits on the signals from the two different skredsøkere.
" This confirms our assumptions that the missing are taken by the avalanche. It's now been 46 hours since the avalanche went. We have, in the course of these nearly two days initiated a number of measures in the hope to find survivors, said police commissioner Astrid Nilsen at a press conference Friday afternoon.FOUR SKIERS: A helicopter taking off before going out to search for the four tourists that are missing in the Blåbærfjellet. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix Show more Estimated casualties
There, they also that the operation has changed its status from a rescue operation to a search for the supposed casualties.
- now, When we have confirmed that they are caught in the avalanche, we consider it no longer probable that any of the four have survived, " said Nilsen.
the Decision says the police that was taken in consultation with the joint rescue coordination centre and with the support of the medical advice from TREAT.
- The relatives are informed that we are now looking for presumed fatalities, said the superintendent.
the Police also said that they will carry out the casualties as safely and quickly as possible, but that they do not know how deep they are, and that it therefore can take time.Large skredfare
Earlier in the day, it was disclosed that the man later Friday will make a new attempt to get into the area.Observed large avalanches - fear of the four is taken
- There will be made attempts to dig for the missing, as well as that it will be made attempts to locate the other two as it has not yet received signals from, write the police.
There have always been great skredfare in the mountains. But the police informed earlier today that skredvurderinger from the NVE opened up for that crews can be flown in and out of the skredområdet.
the Efforts in skredområdet is therefore depending on the flying conditions, but these are, therefore, Friday evening for the poor that the police can search.Missing since Wednesday
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.Challenging weather
the Weather conditions have put letemannskapene to the test in the area where the missing should have gone. It is seen the trails of the alps that runs in an avalanche, but no one has seen trails that come out.
Avalanche which went down in the area where the four is missing, should be about 300 meters wide and 500-600 meters long.
As late as at 20.50 time Thursday confirmed the police that they tried to search for the four missing in the if we. Shortly after came kontrabeskjeden from redningsledelsen: the Search was canceled because of the weather and both of the helicopters that were involved were put on the ground again.Tried new search for four missing tourists - interrupted after a short time