Austria: Avalanche kills three German skiers, fourth missing

Three German skiers were found dead and a fourth remains missing, after an avalanche occurred near the Austrian ski resort of Lech in the western province of Vorarlberg, police said on Sunday. According to police, the three dead men, aged 57, 36, and 32 were found around 23:00 (22:00 GMT), after one of their wives declared them missing and a search operation began. The fourth person, who is 28... Еще years old, hasn't been found yet. «The search operation will resume only when there is no danger for the rescue services to enter the area,» said spokesperson of Lech-Zuers Tourism Herrmann Fercher. He added that the chances of finding the missing person alive are very small. All men were from the Upper Swabia area of south-western Germany. During the incident, they were reportedly using a closed route, and the avalanche risk level was at 3 out of a possible 5.

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