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Alpinist wants to help and plunges to his death

Drama in the Valais mountains: Above Zermatt, died on Monday, a climber during a fall into a crevasse. The man wanted to rush to another ski tour-goers after a fall to help. Due to the weather conditions, he could not be recovered.

The accident occurred on Monday afternoon at 14 o'clock, in the Region of Zermatt at an altitude of around 4300 meters above sea level, such as the Valais cantonal police announced on Thursday. Two backcountry skiers were roped up on the ascent from the Monte Rosa hut to the Lisjoch, as one of the two in a crevasse collapsed. His companion was able to catch the fall.

at this time, a mountain guide with six guests on departure from the Margherita hut in the direction of the Lisjoch. The group heard cries for help and providing emergency support. During the rescue, the snow collapsed ceiling, forming two guests of the mountain guide fell into the crevasse.

Prosecutor launches investigation

Due to the weather conditions, the forces of the rescue station about 900 meters in altitude, Zermatt by foot to the crash site upgrades. In this time, two people were rescued from the crevasse. One of the two injured helper was injured transferred to the hospital of Visp. The second helpers, but died on the accident.

Due to the precarious weather conditions of the Deceased could not be recovered so far. The formal identification of the victim. The Prosecutor's office has launched an investigation. (fal/sda)

Created: 25.04.2019, 18:15 PM

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