Body Of Missing Canadian Skier Found In Zermatt


(MENAFN- Swissinfo) The body of a Canadian man who had been missing since the deadly avalanche that hit the Riffelberg ski slope in Zermatt on April 1 has been found, Swiss police announced on Tuesday.

This content was published on May 15, 2024 - 11:22 2 minutes Keystone-SDA

His body was discovered by a member of the Valais police who was hiking in the Riffelberg ski area on May 10.

A subsequent investigation revealed that it was the 30-year-old Canadian skier who had been reported missing shortly after the fatal avalanche.

+ Avalanche at Swiss ski resort near Zermatt claims three lives

A 58-year-old Swiss man, a 25-year-old Canadian woman and a 15-year-old American boy died in the avalanche at 2pm on April 1 in an off-piste area of the Riffelberg, above Zermatt, near the famed Matterhorn peak. A 20-year-old Swiss man was rescued from the snow.

+ How I survived an avalanche

During that period, lots of fresh snowfall and gale-force winds had caused a considerable risk of avalanches in the southern Swiss Alps, with major risks in parts of Graubünden and Valais on Easter Monday.

+ What's triggering avalanches?

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