Swiss Ski Patroller Buried By Deadly Avalanche During Control Route

Swiss Ski Patroller Buried By Deadly Avalanche During Control Route

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Swiss Ski Patroller Buried By Deadly Avalanche During Control Route

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Portes du Soleil | Photo: Dake | Cover: Jerome Bon

In the alps, more than a dozen people have been reported dead in avalanche-related incidents– and that’s just in the past month. This week, that number increased yet again as another ski patroller died in a slide near Portes du Soleil ski area reports The Local.

The patroller was part of a two-man team that was tasked with using explosives to trigger avalanches above the pistes in order to ensure safety at the ski domain. The slide released at approximately 11:25am on Monday. While one of the men was able to free himself and attempt a rescue of the buried victim– the attempts to save his partner’s life proved unsuccessful.

Just days prior, two French ski patrollers perished in an explosives accident related to avalanche mitigation.

*Our thoughts are with the victim’s friends and family.

Find the entire Local article here: Ski patroller killed by avalanche in Swiss canton of Valais

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