Woman is missing – sudden flood surprises canyoning group in gorge


A terrible canyoning accident took place in the Bavarian Allgäu on Saturday afternoon. A canyoning group was surprised by a severe thunderstorm with heavy rain in the Starzlachklamm gorge in the municipality of Sonthofen. Two men were seriously injured and a 27-year-old woman is missing.

As the Bavarian police announced, some of the athletes were initially trapped by the rapidly rising waters after a severe thunderstorm on Saturday afternoon and eventually washed away. According to eyewitnesses, it would have been a real tidal wave. Two men (aged 28 and 49) were injured, some seriously.

According to media reports, a 27-year-old woman who was also part of the group is still missing. The search for her, which also involved drones, had to be suspended on Saturday due to darkness and would continue on Sunday.

In addition to armed forces of the German Life Saving Society (DLRG), the mountain and water rescue service, fire brigade, police and rescue services were also deployed.

Source: Krone


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