Mountain rescue arrived – the hiker lost courage: the group was rescued by helicopter


Three German alpinists encountered mountain emergency in Ehrwald in the Tyrolean city of Ausserfern on Saturday. On the mountain hiking trail, a woman (20) initially slid several meters into a snow field. A little later the walk ended at a passage secured with a steel cable. The mountain rescue team had to save the three hypothermic hikers.

The three German friends from the Weilheim-Schongau district, aged between 20 and 23, left around noon for a hike to the Knorrhütte in the Wetterstein Mountains. Along the way they also had to go through various snow fields, gravel gullies and muddy areas.

A 20-year-old woman slipped on one of the snowfields and fell about 50 feet. Fortunately, she was able to hold her own in the snow. A companion came to her and helped her get back on the path.

A little later the walk was over for the three Germans. The reason: “The 20-year-old no longer dared to continue at a passage that was secured with a steel cable,” according to the police.

Her companions then called 911. The police helicopter crew was able to locate the three alpinists and rescue them with rope.

Rescued with mild hypothermia
“The rescued people, slightly hypothermic, were flown to the rescue operations room in the Ehrwald mountains, where they were provided with blankets and warming drinks,” police said. The Ehrwald mountain rescue service, a police helicopter and the Alpine police were present.

Source: Krone


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