Skier Killed In Avalanche Near Praz-sur-Arly in Haute-Savoie, France


Haute-Savoie, France – On Sunday, February 12, 2017 a skier was caught, buried, and killed in an off piste avalanche while descending from that the Aiguille Croche (2487 meters) in Praz-sur-Arly near Megeve in the Haute-Savoie, France.

Avalanche Warning Sign | Pixabay
Avalanche Warning Sign | Pixabay

The avalanche occurred at approximately 11 am when a 35-year-old local restauranteur triggered a wind slab at 2300 meters that resulted in a large avalanche. The victim was dragged 400 meters over cliffs and buried 60 cm deep.

PGHM rescuers arrived on scene and found the skier. They transported the skier to the hospital in Sallanches. Unfortunately, the skier did not survive.

The avalanche danger at the time rated 3 out of 5.

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