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First avalanche fatality in Switzerland
Posted: 14 November 2012 11:17 PM  
Total Posts:  2234
Joined  2003-10-24

A 40 year old dutch man was killed by an avalanche on Monday afternoon in the Diavolezza region above Pontresina in the Grisons. According to press reports the man, accompanied by 2 friends was off piste skiing. They were skiing a steep couloir at the time of the slide. The man was carried 100 meters down the slope. His companions were able to locate the victim using an avalanche beacon.