Since the days of the forces to warn of outgoing masses of Snow in the Alps – three skiers from Germany in the Austrian Lech came in an avalanche and killed. A man of the four-member group are still missing, such as the Austrian news Agency APA reported, citing the police.
The four friends, the skiers were on Saturday reported to be on a closed route on the road. In the evening they were reported missing. According to the police, the rescuers found the bodies of the three men from upper Swabia at the age of 32, 36 and 57 years, shortly before midnight. The still-missing Person is 28 years old and also from southern Germany.
on Saturday evening, the wife of a skier missing was display, succeeded the helpers quickly to locate the group via cell phone tracking. A rescue team was immediately. Three of the skiers were found, according to the police against 23 clock. They had injuries as well as suffocation characteristics.
winter sports enthusiasts had the whole of the emergency equipment. Despite of deployed Airbags, they were spilled. Already in the last week, a skier had died, although he was equipped with an avalanche Airbag. This is to keep winter sports enthusiasts in an emergency, from under the snow pulled.
the search for The fourth Victim had to be canceled due to high avalanche danger. Whether it will be included again on Sunday, decides to an avalanche of Commission in the morning, a police spokesman said. “It is a question as to whether the search because of the large avalanche danger is justified,” said the spokesman.
avalanche danger in Austria and Germany,
On Saturday prevailed in Lech, above 2000 meters avalanche warning level 3. Due to further snowfall, the avalanche danger is expected to increase only in the Region of the Arlberg. Widespread is expected until Tuesday in the high altitudes of around a metre of new snow and more.
in Germany, avalanche danger. In Ruhpolding and Reit im Winkl in the circuit of Traunstein, the Bundeswehr took place on Saturday according to the authorities several controlled avalanche blasting. At the same time, the Danube and the Alps to threaten from Sunday due to thaw Floods in several rivers in the North.
snow and rain are increasing the pressure because of the masses of Snow on the roofs. In Schönau at the Königssee, a helicopter is used, which should stir up the snow on the roads, the trees came.
In the foothills of the Alps there should be a storm with speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour, high in the Alps and the Bavarian forest were up to 100 kilometres per hour are expected. In addition, you can expect “significant snow drifts” to the DWD.
Bayern sent on Saturday due to the ongoing snow events, an additional 500 riot police in the snow-covered Disaster areas. “There is no reason to panic, but already a serious concern,” said the Prime Minister, Markus Söder (CSU) in Bad Tölz.
Already at least seven people have died since last weekend in Austria in the snow. A nine-year-old Boy was slain in the vicinity of Munich by a falling tree.
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