Austria Avalanche: All missing persons found alive after Austrian avalanche | world news

BERLIN: The last two people missing after an avalanche in the Lech/Zuers ski area in western Austria contacted the authorities on Sunday evening and a search and rescue operation was suspended, the Austrian Press Agency (PAA) reported on Monday.
The avalanche occurred shortly before 3 p.m. (2 p.m. GMT) on Sunday, APA said, adding that the initial suspicion that 10 people had been buried by the avalanche was based on video of a skier.
One person was quickly rescued from the snow and airlifted to hospital in Innsbruck with serious injuries. Four were injured in total.
The rest of those who could be seen in the video came forward during Sunday evening, APA said. Some had descended into the valley alone and did not report their involvement in the avalanche incident at first.
Lech/Zuers presents itself as “one of the best ski areas in the world” and is part of the cradle of alpine skiing.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GreenLeaf Tw2sl