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3 months sentence for transceiver left in rucksack
Posted: 10 October 2011 11:53 AM  
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In a decision that has surprised experts a 63 year old Austrian man has received a 3 month suspended prison sentence for negligent homicide for not turning on either his own or his wife’s avalanche beacon both of which were left in their rucksacks. Experts, including a representative of the rescue services and Austrian alpine club see this as an issue of personal responsibility for private groups. However the sentence, from a first instance court, is similar to verdicts in other European jurisdictions which are putting increasingly responsibility on the conduct of more experienced group members. (Cour d’appel de Grenoble- arrĂȘt du 21 octobre 2002...)

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[ Edited: 10 October 2011 02:24 PM by davidof]