German dies in Tyrolean Alps

A German hiker died while being transported into the valley after an accident.

The tourist dropped down a ravine on the Schönbichler Horn Mountain in the Tyrolean district of Schwaz yesterday (Thurs).

Mountain rescuers were kept from using a chopper to get him to a clinic due to bad weather conditions. The 49-year-old – who was hiking with two friends – succumbed to his injuries while he was taken down the mountain by them on a stretcher, local police said today.