Aerial view of skiers in the Austrian resort of Zell am See. Illustrative photo.
Zell am See (Austria) – A 24-year-old Czech woman lost her life on Tuesday in Zell am See, Austria, when she fell into a stream while snowboarding on a steep slope off-piste. 22 rescuers searched for her, but they found her already dead around midnight. The server of the daily Salzburger Nachrichten informs about it.
The woman was moving in the mountains accompanied by a skier friend, who still heard her scream when she ended up in the stream. But he couldn't see exactly where he was, so he went down to the valley, where he called for help around 4:00 p.m. The mountain service deployed 22 people, several dogs and two helicopters to the event. They managed to find the body of the Czech woman, who apparently cooled down very quickly in the water, around midnight. However, due to the danger posed by night transport, he was taken away from the place only early this morning.
The mountain service stated that it is very dangerous to leave the slope in the place where the woman and her entourage did so, because here one can reach places from which it is difficult to climb out again without a rope.