German skiier dies in an avalanche after going it alone

A German man who decided to go ski touring by himself died in an avalanche yesterday (Thurs) in Styria’s Liezen district, police said.The man, 63, from Hirten, Germany, had gone to Styria for a winter holiday as a member of a group of 15 people. The others decided to go skiing yesterday, but he opted for solo ski touring.His companions alerted rescuers when he failed to show up at their prearranged meeting place at 4pm. Rescuers found his body in the evening.