Switzerland: Rescue teams find five of six missing ski tourers dead

Five of six missing ski tourers have been found dead in the Swiss Alps.

Switzerland: Rescue teams find five of six missing ski tourers dead

Five of six missing ski tourers have been found dead in the Swiss Alps. Rescue workers discovered their bodies on Sunday evening in the area of ​​the 3,706 meter high Tête Blanche, the Valais canton police said on Monday morning. "The sixth ski tourer has not yet been found. The search for him is still ongoing," it said. Five of the six ski tourers were members of the same family. The police have not yet released any information about the identity of the people found dead.

The group had been on the ski touring route between Zermatt and Arolla since Saturday morning. Since she did not arrive at her destination, a concerned relative raised the alarm. Stormy weather and the risk of avalanches made it difficult for rescue workers to work. The age of the six ski tourers was given as 21 to 58 years.

According to police, all rescue teams on both sides of the route were alerted. In addition, technical means were used to locate the ski tourers.

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