10 missing skiers found alive after Austrian avalanche

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The Skiers were initially feared to be buried in snow after the incident took place between Zuers and Lech am Arlberg 

Authorities in Austria said that 10 skiers, who were earlier believed to have been buried in an avalanche, were found alive. According to a report by the Guardian on Monday, December, the statement was made after the Police confirmed that all the missing had been accounted for.  

A statement by the Austrian authorities said, “Four people were injured, including a partially buried man who was rescued and flown to Innsbruck regional hospital with serious injuries. The other six were not affected by the avalanche”. The statement further added, “It can be assumed that no more people are missing but nevertheless a security search will be carried out on Monday for final clarification”.  

The avalanche took place on Sunday at 3pm local time after huge quantities of snow broke off the Trittkopf mountain between Zuers and Lech am Arlberg. According to the report several helicopters and search operations were deployed to rescue the skiers immediately.  

Aside from that more that 200 other people were also involved in the rescue, who used headlamps to continue with their search operations in the night.  

The area of Zuers and Lech which is marketed as one of the best ski stations in the world, has closed its ski area on Sunday after 5 pm, as per the report. No official statement was released by them after the incident.


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