Suspected ski thief arrested

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The police apparently solved several ski thefts in Obertauern, state of Salzburg. Additionally, an artillery shell was discovered when clearing out a garage in Salzburg-Maxglan yesterday (Tues). An explosives expert from the police determined that the shell is practice ammunition and no longer had a detonator. The de-mining service will remove the artillery shell. In […]

Suspended jail for husband that killed wife in avalanche

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A husband has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after he set off an avalanche in which his wife subsequently died as they were on a ski tour in Obertauern, Austria in winter 2010. The court in Linz, Austria, yesterday found the 65-year-old guilty of the charges after deciding he had set off the avalanche. […]

Burst snow cannon hose puts worker in clinic

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A worker maintaining a snow-making machine had to be hospitalised after a water hose burst.Officials in the Salzburg ski resort of Obertauern said today (Thurs) the 50-year-old man¬ís right leg was seriously injured by pieces of metal hurled into the air due to the water pressure in the incident which happened yesterday afternoon.Obertauern is one […]

German skier found dead on edge of piste

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A German skier was found lying dead on the edge of a piste yesterday (Mon) at the Seekarspitz ski area in the Obertauern mountains in Salzburg province.Police said other skiers, including three doctors, and a rescue team had tried to vain to revive the man, 41. Rescuers took his body down to the valley floor.Police […]