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Emergencies - search for injured climber still unsuccessful - jigsaw

Emergencies – search for injured climber still unsuccessful – jigsaw

Ramsau near Berchtesgaden (DPA) – Bad weather in the Berchtesgaden Alps continues to make the search for an accidental mountaineer from Lower Saxony more difficult. A spokesman for the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) said it currently appears as if the helicopter search is not possible on Tuesday. But this can change automatically.

The man set off for a hike in the Alps on Saturday when it was snowing on Hochkalter in Ramsau near Berchtesgaden and then made an emergency call after falling about 2,500 metres. In it, according to BRK, he said he broke both arms and was hit in the head. On a subsequent phone call, he said he was not seriously injured.

Searching for the missing 24-year-old

On Monday evening, thanks to favorable weather, emergency services were able to search the area from a helicopter with binoculars for the missing 24-year-old until sunset. Then the specialists spent half the night evaluating the photos from the search trip, but they did not find any trace of the victim. A BRK spokesperson explained that a lot of new snow has fallen since Saturday, estimated to be up to three meters high in the canyons, making it difficult to see.

Emergency services are expecting better weather on Wednesday, so that the search can continue with helicopters and drones. It is expected to be sunny on Thursday. Then the so-called Recco buoy can also be used, in which semiconductors can also be found from electronic devices such as cell phones or laptops, even if their batteries are empty. The spokesman said that the highest hopes are now pinned on this.

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