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Missing hiker crashed on the Hochlerch summit - search party recovered him dead from the mountain

2021-06-20T20:42:08.898Z

A missing hiker was found dead below the Hochlerch summit (Traunstein district). The search party recovered him from the difficult terrain.



A missing hiker was found dead below the Hochlerch summit (Traunstein district).

The search party recovered him from the difficult terrain.

Traunstein - Below the Hochlerch summit (secondary summit of the Hochgerns) in the Traunstein district *, a 50-year-old man from the Rosenheim area * was found dead on Wednesday evening yesterday.

Family members had previously filed a missing person report with the police when the man did not show up for work.

As the police headquarters in Upper Bavaria South announced, a bicycle was found at the Hochgernhaus that clearly turned out to be the vehicle of the missing person.

Thereupon the mountain guards * Marquartstein and Grassau set out before dark to look for the man in the Hochgern area.

They received support from a police helicopter and several officers from the Alpine Police Force.

The search party finally found the man in a steep gully interspersed with rocks - and could only determine his death.

Crash of a hike below the Hochlerch summit: the recovery of the body took two hours

At the moment, the police suspect that the man had walked a small climb, slipped there and therefore fell.

His body was recovered from the difficult steep terrain in the dark.

This took about two hours and was a great challenge for all 20 emergency services.

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Source: merkur

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