Saturday 24 February 2018

27-year-old Irish skier dies in avalanche in Switzerland

The Swiss Alps (Stock image)
The Swiss Alps (Stock image)

AN Irish skier has died in an avalanche in Switzerland.

Swiss police from the Uri province confirmed to the Irish Independent that the body of the 27-year-old Irish man was found this morning.


He was reported missing by his girlfriend yesterday evening, after he failed to return from a skiing excursion.


However, adverse weather conditions delayed the emergency services search.


His body was found this morning. 


It is believed that the Irish male was a resident in an area close to Zurich.

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