The final two folks unaccounted for after an avalanche within the Lech/Zuers snowboarding space in western Austria contacted authorities late on Sunday, and a search and rescue operation was suspended, the Austrian Press Company (APA) reported on Monday.
The avalanche occurred shortly earlier than 3 p.m. (1400 GMT) on Sunday, APA mentioned, including the preliminary suspicion that 10 folks have been buried by the avalanche was based mostly on a skier’s video.
One individual was shortly rescued from the snow and flown to the hospital in Innsbruck with critical accidents. 4 have been injured in whole.
The rest of those that might be seen on the video got here ahead in the course of the course of Sunday night, APA mentioned. Some had descended into the valley on their very own and didn’t report their involvement within the avalanche incident at first.
Lech/Zuers markets itself as “top-of-the-line ski areas on the planet” and a part of the cradle of Alpine snowboarding.