Started by Admin in Avalanche Safety - 1 Reply
From the BBC :-
Five people have died after being caught in a major avalanche in northern Norway, local police say.
The casualties are reported to be four Swiss and one French citizen. A sixth man was pulled out and taken to hospital with "moderate injuries".
They were part of a larger group of skiers which apparently split into two groups before the avalanche.
Around 30 rescue workers, assisted by dogs and helicopters, were dispatched in the search and rescue operation.
The avalanche happened on Mt Sorbmegaisa in the north of Troms district, about 65km (40 miles) east of Tromso, on Monday afternoon.
Police said rescuers had detected signals from the skiers' avalanche transceivers buried in the snow.
Other reports have given more detail :-
- the slide is reported to have been between 1 and 2km in length.
- the final victim was recovered at 7pm, from under 6metres (20 feet) of snow.
- the avalanche risk level at the time was 3 (Considerable).
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