A new app developed by the control centre for mountain rescue in Tyrol and the Tyrolean mountain rescue clubs is set to make mountain rescues easier by pinpointing the exact location of the stranded person. Winter sports fans will be able to download the app – and if they run into difficulty a simple click […]
By Rebecca Musgrave This summer, 63 people lost their lives and more than 1,000 people were injured in the Alps in Tyrol, Austria. As the popularity of the mountains increases it appears so have the casualties. Both numbers have increased in the last year in Tyrol with almost half of all Austrian mountain accidents taking […]
A Tyrolean real estate developer intends to invest tens of millions of Euros into an estate at one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes. Rene Benko announced on Sunday he decided to spend 65 million Euros on the creation of a building complex featuring villas, terraced houses and apartments at Lake Garda. Tenants will be able […]
An early appearance of winter has hit vast parts of the country with full force. Snowfall brought railway traffic to a halt in Salzburg yesterday (Mon). More than 200 passengers were trapped in trains for hours after trees collapsed under the weight of the snow and landed on the tracks. No one was injured in […]
A police helicopter rescued two climbers after they were kept from returning to the valley by a thunderstorm. Officials in Tyrol said today (Tues) the German men, aged 27 and 29, were exhausted but unharmed. The incident occurred in the western province’s Wilder Kaiser mountain range on Saturday afternoon.
The number of hiking and climbing fatalities in an Austrian tourism hotspot has soared. Rescue officials in the province of Tyrol announced today (Tues) that 13 people had lost their lives in the region’s mountains so far this year. They pointed out that just four people had died in the same time span of 2010. […]
Thousands of homes and offices in Tyrol were without electricity for more than half an hour this morning (Tues). A short circuit – which happened during work on a transformer station near Innsbruck – left around 4,000 households without energy between 9.47am and 10.20am, electricity provider Tiwag explained. Customers were locked in shops as automatic […]
A gang of thieves deactivated a hotel’s alarm system before making off with its safe, it was reported today (Thurs). The crime occurred in Tannheim, Tyrol, on Tuesday night. The burglars apparently used one of the hotel’s own luggage trolleys to get the safe – containing thousands of Euros in cash – outside the building.
A kid has been airlifted to a clinic after falling into an ice-cold mountain river.The child whose sex and age have not been revealed plunged into a stream near Dienten in Salzburgs Pongau region this morning (Fri) while sitting in its buggy. The kids dad managed to drag the youngster out of the […]
Two young women died after hitting a tree.Police in Kundl, Tyrol, said the Serbian sisters aged 16 and 20 perished instantly when their car came off the road and crashed into a tree this morning (Thurs). It is unclear whether the older of the women was speeding.A 15-year-old friend of the killed sisters survived the […]