South Tyrol, Italy – On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 a 16-year-old from Germany was caught and buried in an avalanche while riding off piste near Jaufenpass at the ski resort Ratschings-Jaufen in South Tyrol, Italy. He was transported to the hospital with severe injuries. Unfortunately, the teenager died from injuries sustained in the avalanche on March 3, 2017.
The avalanche occurred on off piste slopes on the north side of the Jaufenpass. Rescuers arrived quickly and included 30 rescuers and 3 search dogs. They found the teenager buried approximately one meter deep. He did not carry an avalanche transceiver and was found using RECCO. Stol.it notes that the teen had been buried for 40 minutes before he was extracted.
The avalanche danger at the time of the incident was 3/5.
AINEVA.it reports that the avalanche occurred in the Val Racines – stazione sciistica in Bolzano.
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