Brit, 18, is swept away and killed by an avalanche whereas on a ski tour in Switzerland
- Avalanche struck on Gstelliwang in Meiringen, Bern, at 4.25pm yesterday
- Physique of Brit was discovered and one other particular person from identical tour group remains to be lacking
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A British teenager was yesterday swept to his dying by an avalanche whereas on a ski tour in Switzerland.
Authorities are presently looking for a second one who was additionally caught within the catastrophe on Tuesday in Meiringen, within the canton of Bern.
The age and gender of the lacking particular person are unknown.
The 18-year-old who died within the avalanche was initially from England however had been residing in Bern.
The avalanche struck at round 4.25pm. Mountain rescue groups and a helicopter had been deployed to assist survivors.
A British teenager was yesterday swept to his dying by an avalanche whereas on a ski tour in Switzerland. Authorities are presently looking for a second one who was additionally caught within the catastrophe on Tuesday in Meiringen, within the canton of Bern (pictured: a helicopter searching for the opposite particular person on the Gstelliwang)
The deadly avalanche occurred on the Gstelliwang ski slope on the Wellhorn mountain within the Bernese Alps
The deadly avalanche occurred on the Gstelliwang ski slope on the Wellhorn mountain within the Bernese Alps.
A bunch of individuals had been on a ski tour collectively when two of them drove down the Gstelliwang as an avalanche broke off and buried them each beneath, in keeping with the cantonal police in Bern.
The emergency companies may solely get well one of many buried man, the 18-year-old Brit, lifeless.
The seek for the second particular person needed to be interrupted round 7.30pm native time final night time and was resumed this morning at mild.
Swiss Alpine Rescue Rega crews, Swiss Alpine Rescue, a number of Rega, Air-Glaciers and Swiss Helicopter helicopters, mountain specialists and different workers of the Bern canton police and the Canton of Bern Care Staff are presently looking for the second particular person.
On March 12, there have been already a number of avalanches within the canton of Bern, in keeping with Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten. Seven folks had been buried general and one man died in hospital after he was recovered.
One of many three avalanches got here down in Meiringen and buried three individuals who had been on a ski tour. All three skiers had been recovered and survived.
Cantonal police warned on the time there was a excessive danger of avalanches within the mountains and appealed to skiers to seek the advice of climate reviews on the snow- and avalanche danger state of affairs earlier than hitting the slopes.