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Person is found in the avalanche - flown to hospital

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

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Person is found in the avalanche - flown to hospital

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

In less than three hours later, a person found in the avalanche.

- We are not aware of how the condition of the man is, but know that he is flown to the hospital in an ambulance, " says the police operasjonsleder John Repstad to Dagbladet at 18.30 time.

the Police will currently not go out with the sex or age of the person, but according to Fædrelandsvennen should it be about a young man. The person, who was taken out of the avalanche just before at 18, was not found along with the scooter.

Great rescue operation

He was accompanied by other persons, confirmed operasjonsleder Repstad facing the Newspaper earlier in the afternoon. It was these people who alerted the emergency services and started the search.

Crews from the Red Cross, fire departments and local letegrupper were sent out to assist in the search.

We're probably between 40 and 50 seeking on-site, plus the dogs, said operasjonsleder Repstad.

- It is a rescue operation with the full strength that is in progress, said Cecilie Øversveen by the joint rescue coordination centre (HRS) to Dagbladet.

set krisestab

Åseral municipality has set krisestab, according to Fædrelandsvennen.

We are now trying to collect the threads in connection with this. There are large troops that are inside the exploration in the mountain, and the municipality may soon be asked to set up with the assistance with various things, such as equipment and food. We have thus inserted kriseteamet, also because we do not know how to end this yet, said the municipality's beredskapsansvarlige, Odd Helge Liestøl, to Dagbladet before the person was found in the avalanche.

He informed us that families are familiar with the situation.

Mayor Oddmund Ljosland in Åseral said to Dagbladet around at 15.45 in the afternoon that he himself was on the way to respond to the avalanche. He is a part of a local letegruppe, but had not received details about the incident yet.

AVALANCHE: A person is taken by the avalanche in a mountainous area in Åseral in Vest-Agder. Luftambulansen is on the site. Photo: Lindesnes / NTB scanpix Show more Possible flakskred

According to the joint rescue coordination centre is probably about a flakskred, writes Fædrelandsvennen.

A flakskred consists of a coherent flakes of snow that detaches because of a weak layer collapses. It leads to that the floe slips out and races down the mountainside, according to Care.no

such avalanches can reach a speed up to 30 miles per hour on two to three seconds and up to 130 kilometres an hour in six seconds.

- We have been estimated that the avalanche can be 100 metres wide and 150-180 metres long, " says Repstad to the Newspaper.

According to the police happened avalanche on the mountain, and it requires a snowmobile or helicopter to get into. Avalanche should have gone in Signesdalen, to the north of the private hunting palace Cabin, writes Fædrelandsvennen.

Signesdalen is a utmarksområde in the municipality.

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