After avalanches in Neustift and Axamer Lizum, three alpinists were rescued on Wednesday.
Neustift, Axams – Three people were rescued on Wednesday in the Innsbruck-Land district after an avalanche. In Neustift in the Stubaital, one person was partially buried in the open area and another completely buried, the police reported. The two young people were able to dig out each other by means of rescue of comrades and should not be “more seriously injured”.
The winter sports enthusiasts aged 17 and 19 were out and about on the Stubai Glacier with a larger group. Shortly before 11 a.m. they drove on the “Gamsgarten” slope and left the organized ski room together, triggering a snowboard.
In the Axamer Lizum, a victim was also rescued with a helicopter and brought to the Innsbruck clinic. At around 10:35 a.m., the 21-year-old and his 30-year-old companion triggered a slab in the open ski room in the Hoadl area.
He was carried away 80 meters, but was able to trigger his avalanche airbag and was only partially buried as a result. His colleague and three other skiers were able to excavate him. According to police, he suffered injuries to his ankle. (TT.com, APA)