A German hiker survived falling down an icy ravine with minor injuries.The 37-year-old man from Paderborn on a ski tour with his brother, 28, and their 39-year-old cousin plunged around 400 metres when their snow-covered track gave way at the Wildspitze mountain range near Imst in Tyrol yesterday (Mon). He was buried by […]
A German hiker survived a night at subzero temperatures after falling down a steep cliff.A search operation was launched for the 31-year-old man yesterday (Mon) but to no avail. He was eventually discovered dangling in a net set up to protect roads and houses from falling rocks near Sölden in Tyrols Imst district.Rescuers said the […]
Two seasonal labourers were arrested after being caught stealing from colleagues.The Germans aged 22 and 23 broke down the door of a flat in Neustift in Tyrols Stubai Valley at around 3am this morning (Weds), threatening the waiters and chefs who were staying in the apartment.The pair were arrested shortly after the incident as their […]
An avalanche that decimated a free-style race between 50 skiers and snowboarders injured three.The race, which started at 1pm on Saturday in an off-piste area near Ischgl in Tyrols Landeck district ended in disaster when it triggered a 90 metre-wide avalanche that swept away three of the participants, police said.Two were partially buried, and a […]
A 70-year-old German skier died yesterday (Weds) after skiing off piste and hitting a tree at the Bergeralm ski area in Tyrols Innsbruck-Land district, police said.The accident occurred at around 2pm. Rescuers were unable to help the man, who died on the spot owing to severe head and chest injuries.