From the first information of the Alpine Rescue, at least 15 people involved from the detachment of a block of ice, “Serac” in technical terms, which took place this afternoon near Punta Rocca, on the Marmolada. And get the first confirmations on death of six people; others others wounded, as reported by the Suem 118 of the Veneto which intervened with vehicles and helicopters. Dozens of Alpine Rescue men engaged in the stretch that leads from Pian dei Fiacconi to Punta Penia for the normal way to the summit, to check for the presence of other people. We also want each other disperse. The serac rope overwhelmed more hikers than climbing to the summit.
It is easy to think that the highs are at the root of the collapse temperature; just yesterday the record was reached, with about 10 degrees at the top. The situation is still dangerous because there is a risk of further failure. To avoid them, the Trento Alpine Rescue helicopter is carrying out the reclamation of the area with the “Margherita Bell” (a helicopter transport system for the programmed triggering of avalanches) and thus avoid as much as possible the danger for operators. Also on site are the helicopters of the Suem di Pieve di Cadore, of the Dolomiti Emergency of Cortina, of Trento, of the Civil Protection of the Veneto Region, of the Air service center and the stations of the Belluno and Trentino Alpine Rescue.
On the avalanche area there are currently no personnel on duty for the lift danger of further detachmentinform the Autonomous Province of Trento. Instead, he will continue the garrison with helicopters. Ordinances have been issued prohibiting access and travel of the area concerned, until the nature of the detachment is ascertained with the appropriate glaciological and geological surveys. “A part of the glacier that it was there from has blown down Years of yearsit is an extraordinary event. “Thus the president of the Aid Alpine Maurizio Dellantonio, noting that the situation is still evolving. “From an immediate inspection – he explains – we understood that there is a danger upstream of the glacier as the ice ‘cap’ has detached, but a piece in the balancewhich is not a small piece but we are talking about year and year of cubic meters of ice “. For this reason at the moment they have been searches for any missing persons suspended. “The whole ‘washed-out’ part of ice and rock was monitored on sight both from above, by air vehicles, and from the sides – he says – So we believe that, if there are no certain indications of any missing persons, because at the moment there is no certainty there is, us we have to stop until we secure the areathat is, until that piece falls or we make it fall “.
“The situation is evolving – he says to theHandle Gianpaolo Bottacin, Veneto Regional Councilor for Civil Protection – and it is currently difficult to dare with certainty about what happened. “” I am constantly informing – conclude – the Head of the Civil Protection Department Fabrizio Curcio “.