Dutchman killed by avalanche in Austria

Dutchman killed by avalanche in Austria

A 33-year-old Dutchman is Monday in Austria to life come after he by an avalanche in Lech-Zürs was buried.

Reported that the Austrian broadcaster ORF on Monday. Foreign Affairs confirms the accident and says that it is a 33-year-old Amsterdammer.

Although a search and rescue helicopter within a few minutes on the spot, if help is not more income, thus the ORF.

According to the rescue came the avalanche, around 12.30 pm. First, it was assumed that several persons who are under the sneeuwmassa came to be. It Later became clear that the only the Dutch were concerned.

Avalanche risk

The Native was in the company of another Dutchman and a guide when the disaster occurred. That were not hit by the avalanche. The accident was outside the slopes.

According to mayor Ludwig Muxel of Lech, the man came under a snow layer of one and a half metres. The avalanche was about three hundred meters long and eighty meters wide.

It was already the third lawinedode in six days in Austria. Last Wednesday, a 54-year-old German to when she was buried under a sneeuwmassa and Saturday was a 38-year-old German by an avalanche and killed.

There is a lot of avalanche risk in Vorarlberg. Above 1800 metres applies alarm level three, which means that there is 60 percent chance of avalanches.

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