Crocs-wearing hiker hospitalised in Tyrol

Mountain rescue authorities have reprimanded a hiker for wearing Crocs shoes after she had to be rescued by helicopter.Officials in Tyrol said today (Fri) the German tourist slipped and fell during a trip at the Karwendel mountain region in near Achenkirch in Schwaz district.Rescuers had to transfer the 54-year-old to a local hospital in a chopper as she seriously injured her ankle in the incident.They said her husband also wore the trademark plastic sandals, and warned hikers and mountaineers to follow their example.The woman is expected to be ordered by her insurance company to pay the rescue operation bill for her decision to wear improper footgear.A 58-year-old man is meanwhile recovering in hospital after he suffered a knee injury as he fell down a steep ravine at the Kapuziner mountain close to the city centre of Salzburg earlier this week.Local authorities said 75 firemen took part in the five-hour search for the hiker hampered by the man’s incorrect information via mobile phone regarding his location.Meanwhile a 66-year-old man’s body was found at the bottom of a cliff in the Italian region of Lombardy last weekend.More than 100 people volunteered in a search after he failed to return to the campsite he was staying at after going on a day’s hiking trip.