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Four Dead after avalanche in Valais

In an avalanche in the area of the green horn gap, in the municipality of Fieschertal VS have been buried on Friday, four German ski-goers. You were able to be rescued on Saturday afternoon just dead.

The group from Germany was broken up on Friday morning from the finsteraarhorn hut to konkordia hut, informed of the Valais cantonal police on Sunday. As the ski driver has not arrived in the evening at your destination, the hut of the Canton Valais rescue organisation were alerted.

These have not found in the evening during a search flight, in the territory of the green horn gap several Avalanches. The ski-touring riders, however, have not been found. Because of the bad weather, the search can be continued until the next day.

Spilled, with a search device located

At an altitude of 3110 meters about the sea – between the green horn gap and the konkordia hut – be victim of the forces of the rescue station Goms and Air Zermatt, with the help of the avalanche search device, then the Victim pushed. The ski driver would have but can only be recovered dead from the Snow.

The identification of the victims was in progress, it was said. The Prosecutor's office have launched an investigation. Total Institute for snow and avalanche research in the Swiss mountains came in order according to the WSL in this Winter, already 19 people in Comedowns killed. (ij/SDA)

Created: 28.04.2019, 10:04 PM

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