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Search for avalanche teen continues

The search for a 16-year-old who was buried by an avalanche in Tyrol is continuing today (Tues). Up to 400 people will help in the search.

Two local teenagers aged 14 and 16 were off-piste skiing in the area of Pengelstein towards Saukasergraben on Monday when they were surprised by an avalanche that released below a ridge.

The teenagers were carried along for 200 metres. They did not have avalanche transceiver equipment with them.

Both teenagers were buried but the younger one was able to free himself from the snow and call the mountain rescue.

Rescue teams from Kirchberg, Jochberg and Kitzbuehel, along with dog teams, two helicopters and alpine policemen were alarmed. The helicopters could, however, not be used because of heavy fog.

Due to avalanche hazard and darkness the search was cancelled at around 10 pm.

Today (Tues) the search is continuing with the help of the Austrian army. Heinrich Hoerl, a member of the mountain rescue in Jochberg, said to ORF Tyrol that 300 to 400 people would take part in the search. The avalanche surface is 25 metres wide and 150 metres long.

The district authority prohibited off-piste skiing at Pengelstein and Saukasergraben in order to protect the rescue teams.

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