A Dutch skier (28) dies in an avalanche in Switzerland, pulled in front of his friends | News

A 28-year-old Dutchman died on Monday due to an avalanche in southern Switzerland. The victim was skiing off piste with two others at an altitude of about 3,000 metres. He did it near the Swiss village of Nendaz, near the borders with Italy and France.

The trio was caught off guard by an avalanche around noon, just after they reached the famous Louettes Econdouè summit. One of them, a 28-year-old Dutchman, was dragged along with tremendous force. His friends quickly pulled him out from under the snow and alerted the emergency services.

The Dutchman received medical attention and was resuscitated on site by rescuers. However, all the help was of no avail: the man died on the spot from his injuries. The local police confirmed that the authorities in Switzerland have opened an investigation into the incident.

Nendaz is a tourist village with many restaurants and bars in the ski area of ​​Les 4 Vallées and is usually very popular with Dutch families. Nendaz is centrally located. Other ski villages such as Thyon 2000, Veysonnaz and Verbier can also be reached quickly via the slopes, according to Wintersport.nl.

fatal victims

Avalanches in Austria, Switzerland and Italy have become a regular occurrence in recent times. As many as 36 avalanches have been reported in the French Alps alone in the past 10 days. In February of this year, at least ten people were killed in an avalanche.

In East Tyrol, for example, a 59-year-old snowplow driver was found dead under a block of snow. Moreover, the body of a missing 62-year-old skier was found under the snow in Kaunerberg, and the bodies of two winter athletes, aged 29 and 33, were found in Sankt Anton am Arlberg, PANA reported.

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A 17-year-old skier from New Zealand and a 55-year-old German were also killed, and a 32-year-old Chinese man had also been killed the day before. They all went off the slopes despite the warnings.

A warning level of four on a scale of five in Tyrol does not deter many winter sports enthusiasts from winter sports off marked trails. Therefore, the warning services of the states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg regularly call on winter sports enthusiasts to be very careful.

look. Snowboarder pulled down with an avalanche

look. Two skiers are caught in an avalanche

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