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.

Five Germans rescued from Austrian Alps
Way to embarrass us, guys. Photo: DPA

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.