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Disaster in the Bavarian Alps: man falls 200 meters to his death - police helicopter in action

2021-07-25T06:50:42.976Z

A fatal mountain accident has occurred in the Ammergau Alps. A 38-year-old man falls 200 meters on the Apostelgrat.



A fatal mountain accident has occurred in the Ammergau Alps.

A 38-year-old man falls 200 meters on the Apostelgrat.

Schwangau - A mountaineer from Austria died in a crash in the Ammergau Alps near Schwangau (Ostallgäu district *).

According to the Swabian Police Presidency, a 38-year-old man from Landeck was reported to the police in Reutte.

The Tyrolean climbed on Friday (July 24th) on the Austrian side to the so-called Apostelgrat am Säuling, said a police spokesman for the

dpa

.

Mountain accident in Bavaria's Alps: man from Austria crashes - police helicopter discovered him in a steep gully

"The search involved alpine police from Bavaria and Tyrol, forces from the Füssen mountain rescue service and the Reutte mountain rescue service," the police report said.

Police helicopters from Bavaria and Austria support the search from the air.

Cell phone location specialists from the Bavarian State Criminal Police Office were also used.

Ultimately, a Bavarian police helicopter, which is equipped with special cameras, discovered the man's body in a steep gully.

For the 38-year-old, however, any help came too late.

According to the information, the alpinist fell around 200 meters on the Apostelgrat, on the Bavarian side of the mountain region.

The recovery of the body was carried out by three Bavarian alpine police officers and a mountain rescuer from the Füssen mountain rescue service.

(dpa / tkip) * Merkur.de / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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Source: merkur

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