Hochkalter: The search for a mountaineer who had an accident continues

A 24-year-old mountaineer had an accident on the Hochkalter in the Berchtesgaden Alps and has been wanted by mountain rescuers for two days.

Hochkalter: The search for a mountaineer who had an accident continues

A 24-year-old mountaineer had an accident on the Hochkalter in the Berchtesgaden Alps and has been wanted by mountain rescuers for two days. Due to the bad weather, the search for the injured man could not be continued on Monday morning, as the Bavarian Red Cross announced. As soon as the weather permits, they want to try again with a helicopter and a tracking system to locate the 24-year-old's cell phone.

The man from Lower Saxony set off on a high alpine tour on Saturday when it snowed in Ramsau near Berchtesgaden. In a fall at about 2500 meters, he broke both arms and suffered head injuries, it was said. He was able to alert the emergency services himself. Four mountain rescuers were flown to the Ofental in a rescue helicopter, and other emergency services were driven up in cars because of the deteriorating weather.

The emergency services called the 24-year-old several times on Saturday. According to the information, he did not know where exactly he is and was freezing in the snowstorm. By then half a meter of snow had already fallen. In a final phone call late Saturday night, the 24-year-old said he wasn't able to climb to the ridge - that would probably give rescuers a better chance of finding him. 33 mountain rescuers as well as a thermal imaging drone and three helicopters were in action on Saturday. The search was also unsuccessful on Sunday, made more difficult by the weather.

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