Avalanche Kills Skier At Gavarnie-Gedre In Hautes-Pyrenees In France


Gavarnie, France – On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 a 19-year-old skier was killed in an avalanche near a red slope at the Gavarnie-Gedre ski area in the Hautes-Pyrenees in France.

France | Pixabay Image
France | Pixabay Image

The man’s family reported the skier missing. Rescuers located the body of the victim on the edge of a marked run. It is estimated he was buried for more than an hour.

Unfortunately, the rescuers were unable to resuscitate the skier. The incident occurred around 15:00. FranceBleu.fr reports the avalanche was 100 meters long, 60 meters wide, and up to 3 meters deep.

It is unclear where the skier was skiing when he was caught. An investigation will be conducted.

We will try to update this post when more information is available.

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