The safety fence did not hold: three skiing accidents in ten minutes in the same place


During night skiing in Tyrol’s Söll, three accidents occurred within a very short time and in almost the same place on Saturday evening. The three winter sports enthusiasts slipped under a security fence in the finish area of ​​the valley station and ended up in the parking lot.

Ten minutes and three winter sports accidents: the slope rescuers in the Söll-Hochsöll ski area could barely keep up with the care on Saturday between 7:00 PM and 7:10 PM. Three skiers or snowboarders, a 34-year-old and a 32-year-old Austrian and a 49-year-old German, fell independently of each other. “They slid down the slope, under a fence and fell over an approximately three-foot-high embankment onto the asphalt parking lot below,” police said.

Two injured people were taken to hospital
All three
Luckily people were wearing ski helmets. The accidents were noticed by other winter sports enthusiasts, who immediately initiated the rescue chain and informed the Söll mountain railway for further safety measures. After receiving first aid, the 34-year-old Austrian and the German were taken to hospital in Kufstein with significant injuries. The 32-year-old refused to be taken to hospital for further medical care. “The Söll mountain railway has installed a second border fence in the autumn area,” said the director.

Serious spinal cord injury after an accident in Kühtai
A serious skiing accident took place in the Kühtai ski area on Saturday morning. At around 10:45 a.m., a 57-year-old Canadian fell without any external influence on a red-marked slope, lost a ski, slid about 15 meters further to the edge of the slope and crashed into a 50 centimeter high slope. snow wall. “The skier was first treated by the piste rescue team, taken to the valley and then taken to the doctor in Kühtai,” the police explain. Serious injuries were found in the spine and one leg. The injured person was then flown by emergency helicopter to the clinic in Innsbruck for further treatment.

Source: Krone


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