Friday 24 February 2017

Climber's body found after 54 years

The remains of a man thought to have gone missing in the Alps 54 years ago have been found in the Tyrolean Alps
The remains of a man thought to have gone missing in the Alps 54 years ago have been found in the Tyrolean Alps

The remains of a man thought to have gone missing in the Alps 54 years ago have been found by police, an Austrian news agency has reported.

Police told the Austria Press Agency that they located the partial skeleton after an alpinist gave them human bones and a hiking boot that he found near a glacier.

They said the discovery was made in the Tyrolean Alps, at a height of more than 8,200ft (2,500m).

Police believe the remains are those of a climber from the town of Matrei, close to the foot of the peaks and near the border with Italy, who was reported missing while hiking 54 years ago.

Press Association

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