Upper Austria: woman falls to her death on the Great Pyhrgas

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31-year-old slips on an icy ramp


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The crew of the ambulance helicopter could no longer help the woman, she had suffered fatal injuries. (SYMBOL IMAGE)

Yesterday, Saturday, a 31-year-old from Lower Austria had a fatal accident on a mountain tour on the Großer Pyhrgas in Spital am Pyhrn (Kirchdorf district). The woman and her 30-year-old boyfriend and 25-year-old brother-in-law left for the hike at around 8.15 a.m. First they climbed the Little Pyhrgas, then they wanted to climb the Great Pyhrgas over the Pyhrgas crossing.

About 200 meters below the summit they reached an icy ramp over a ledge. The woman may have lost her footing because of the icy conditions, said the police.

Großer Pyhrgas: woman falls over rock face

She fell next to her companions over sometimes vertical rock faces. The two men immediately made an emergency call, the crew of the ambulance helicopter could no longer help the woman, she had suffered fatal injuries.

Companions on the rope flown out

The two shocked men were rescued with the rope and flown into the valley, where they were looked after by the crisis intervention and mountain rescue team.

(Those: APA)

Accessed on November 29, 2020 at 11:53 am on https://www.salzburg24.at/news/oesterreich/oberoesterreich-frau-stuerzt-am-grossen-pyhrgas-in-den-tod-96298738



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