Rescue helicopter. Illustrative photo.
Vienna – A Czech couple, a man and a woman, was transported to safety from the Rax massif in the Austrian Alps by a helicopter of the Austrian Ministry of the Interior on Saturday afternoon. This was reported today by the APA agency, according to which the pair were unable to continue forward or back on the Preinerwandsteig via ferrata due to the still wintry weather conditions.
A stranded couple aged 31 and 35 called for help. Rescuers freed the Czech ski alpinists with the help of a rope, the rescue service in Reichenau reported.
One more rescue operation took place in the Rax-Schneeberg belt, which is several tens of kilometers southwest of Vienna, on the night of today, APA reported. A 40-year-old Austrian got lost on the Schneeberg while descending and sent an emergency call around 20:30. Shortly before midnight, the rescuers found him with the help of the entered coordinates and escorted him to the valley.