Tyrol: Chinese (29) crashes with snowboard on Hintertux Glacier


Chinese (29) crashes with snowboard on Hintertux Glacier (symbol photo).

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A Chinese snowboarder has provided the mountain rescue service at the Hintertux Glacier (Tyrol). The 29-year-old was suddenly missed by his group.

  • A Chinese snowboarder (29) has initiated a search campaign in the Hintertux Glacier (Tyrol, Austria) on Saturday (9 November).
  • The snowboarder was traveling with a group and was suddenly missed.
  • The 29-year-old crashed off the secured slopes.

Hintertux – The Snowboarder from China was late Saturday afternoon with a group in the ski area Hintertux Glacier (Tyrol) on the way. The four winter sportsmen drove away from the secured slopes down the valley, the Austrian police said on Sunday. But when the group returned to the secured ski room, the absence of the 29-year-old was noticed.

Hintertux Glacier: Snowboarder missing from China

His companions immediately set off an emergency call and alerted the rescue of the slopes. Thereupon a search operation for the missing was started around 18 o'clock. After a short time, the 29-year-old was found. The snowboarder was between Tuxer Fernerhaus and the 10er gondola mountain station crashed over steep, rocky terrain and seriously injured remained lying. The man had to leave the Mountain rescue Tux and an ambulance at the scene of the accident.

At around 10 pm, the injured man was flown from the valley with the emergency doctor's helicopter to the Innsbruck hospital. Ten rescue teams from the Tux Mountain Rescue were deployed with an ambulance, four rescue teams from the Hintertux Glacier rescue team, three Rescue rescue teams and the Tux fire brigade to illuminate the landing site.

In Tyrol, a tragic accident happened on the weekend: two skiers lost their lives in the ski area SOlden in Tyrol on Saturday. Rescuers were able to save the two dead despite airbag only dead. In the night on Saturday there was a good 60 centimeters of fresh snow.

On the A7 near Kitzingen in the direction of Kassel it came to a pile-up like Merkur.de* reported. Reason was apparently black ice. 29 people were sometimes seriously injured.

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* Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.

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