The 61-year-old Swiss from the canton of Aargau was immediately looked after by other mountain walkers until the alarmed emergency services arrived. Despite the efforts of a Rega team and members of the Swiss Alpine Rescue Service, the man died of his injuries at the scene of the accident. The two companions of the man were flown out unharmed, the message goes on.
The Cantonal Police of Berne has started an investigation into the exact course of events and the circumstances of the accident. In addition to the police and Rega, a helicopter from Air-Glaciers and members of the fire service were also deployed.