Strong wind, fog, rain: Under these conditions, a hiker in Ausseerland (Styria) had to spend a night at 1,900 meters above sea level. The bad weather also affected the 60 mountain rescuers who were deployed on the Rotkogelsattel. After more than ten hours there was a happy ending.
Darkness had long since fallen over Grundlsee when the relatives of a 33-year-old Pole raised the alarm at about 10:30 p.m.: the woman had lost her way in the Rotkogelsattel area and could no longer enter the valley. Due to the unfavorable weather conditions, no helicopters could go up – at 2 a.m. the mountain rescuers had to stop their search.
Telephone contact quickly broken
But on Sunday already at 5 o’clock it went on. A total of 60 mountain rescuers from the local groups Stainach, Tauplitz, Bad Mitterndorf and Ausseerland were present, as well as the emergency doctor helicopter Christophorus 99, an army helicopter from Aigen, the Alpine Police Liezen and the fire brigades Grundlsee and Stainach.
Found at 1975 meters above sea level
“Phone contact with the missing person was cut off in the initial stages of the operation, so the very extensive search area in the alpine terrain could only be narrowed down with the first information known to us,” said Styrian Mountain spokesman Enrico Radaelli. rescue service. Shortly before 10 a.m., the pool was finally found at 1,975 meters above sea level. She was severely hypothermic and was flown to the LKH Bad Aussee.
The weather, especially the gusty wind, also made a rescue mission for two climbers in the Hochschwab Mountains a big challenge on Saturday evening.
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