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Hiker falls to his death in Berchtesgaden Alps: mountain rescue service with helicopter on duty

2021-07-29T20:38:57.077Z

A hiker could only be recovered dead in the Berchtesgaden Alps after a fall. The mountain rescue service was on duty with a helicopter.



A hiker could only be recovered dead in the Berchtesgaden Alps after a fall.

The mountain rescue service was on duty with a helicopter.

Berchtesgaden - A 49-year-old fell while hiking in the Berchtesgadener * Alps and sustained fatal injuries.

The mountain rescue service was only able to rescue him dead despite the use of a helicopter.

According to the police, the man is a 49-year-old vacationer from North Rhine-Westphalia.

He set out on a mountain tour on the Kahlersberg around noon on Wednesday.

When he did not return from this, the landlord reported him missing on Thursday morning.

Hiker falls in the Alps and can only be recovered dead

The police and the mountain rescue service * Berchtesgaden then initiated extensive search measures.

After a short time, the man's vehicle was found in the Hinterbrand parking lot.

Since the Federal Police held a helicopter exercise nearby, it was used to fly over the area in question.

"Around 11:40 a.m., a lifeless person was found west of the Mauslochsteig on Kahlersberg," the police said in a statement.

Both mountain guides from the federal police and emergency services from the Berchtesgaden mountain rescue service were then dropped off in the steep, fall-prone area.

However, "due to the severity of the injuries" they could only determine the death of the 49-year-old.

His body was flown into the valley around 4 p.m.

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Source: merkur

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