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Disaster in the Alps : From avalanche spills of a child after an hour saved

As if by a miracle, a Boy has survived an avalanche in the French Alps. A search dog tracked the spilled child on Wednesday - barely an hour after it was torn down by the avalanche, as the competent Gendarmerie announced on Thursday. "One can speak of a miracle," said Patrice Ribes, from the Gendarmerie of the Savoy Region to the channel BFMTV. The Boy was treated for a broken leg.

The twelve-year-old was carried away on early Wednesday afternoon by the avalanche in the ski resort of La Plagne is made up of several hundred meters and, finally, under the masses of Snow. "He had great luck in the misfortune," said Ribes. He would have been crushed, or of stones can be slain. The snow had been a little compact and tight - so the Boy could breathe under the snow masses.

wrote: > > As the newspaper "La Dauphine", the Boy was with his family on a closed circuit. A so-called Avalanche avalanche transceiver (LVS) he didn't have. Finally, felt search dog Gétro the boy, also a helicopter was used. He was conscious, under the snow had formed an air hole. The newspaper is a French family that lives in London and in the Region for a holiday. The Boy finally came to a hospital in Grenoble.

to find A human being alive without LVS after 15 minutes in the snow again, was a miracle, - said the Gendarmerie on Facebook. The French interior Minister Christophe Castaner thanked the dog and Gétro on Thursday on Twitter. "Bravo to these heroes of the day," he wrote. In the Region that had developed during the disaster hazard level of three out of five for avalanches. This means significant risk.

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Tend to be winter sports are safer currently on the road in Germany: In the Bavarian Alps, the avalanche danger is expected on Thursday. The situation was "relaxed considerably," said a spokesman for the Avalanche warning service Bavaria in Munich. On Thursday a low risk prevailed up to 1800 meters of altitude, at higher altitudes, a moderate risk was considered level. In the coming days to relax the Situation more. (dpa)

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