Five Germans rescued from Austrian Alps

DDP/The Local
DDP/The Local - [email protected]
Five Germans rescued from Austrian Alps

Germans have been keeping Austrian mountain rescue workers busy after five hikers had to be saved in the Alps in three separate incidents this week.


A 77-year-old German man from St. Ingbert in the German state of Saarland suffered a dizzy spell on a trail near Kleinwalsertal and was evacuated via helicopter on Tuesday, Austrian police said on Wednesday.

A 37-year-old man from Ulm was also evacuated in a helicopter in the same region after taking a fall and injuring his ankle.

Meanwhile a family of three from Mülheim in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia called emergency services on a mobile phone from a steep couloir near Taferlklaussee. The parents and their 13-year-old son lost their way and found themselves stranded on the cliff.


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also