Saturday, August 15, 2015

Drama on the GR20: the corpse of a seventh hiker found – Le Figaro

The accident occurred on June 10 in the Corsican mountain. The search for the bodies had been interrupted several times because of melting snow in the mountains.

The body of a seventh victim of a mountaineering accident occurred June 10 in Corsica, on the road to great hiking 20 (GR20), was found Saturday at the “Circus of Solitude”, the town of Asco, are we learned with the police.

The high mountain Gendarmerie platoon (PGHM) discovered in the morning the body of hiker, who is probably the last disappeared in the accident, did we said.

An assessment a priori final

The corpse was then airlifted to the morgue of the hospital in Bastia, where analyzes are required to identify the victim.

The results of the accident, the most serious occurred in Corsica last thirty years in terms of hiking, now stands at seven dead. These seven people – French and Belgian – were killed June 10 on the GR20, following a landslide caused by a violent storm.

A sixth body “in a high state of decomposition” was found on July 28, had announced Nicolas Bessone, prosecutor in Bastia. The research had been suspended pending the last snow melt.

Research repeatedly interrupted

The bodies of three French and one Belgian had been found shortly after the accident at major search operations conducted by the PGHM and mountain Group of firefighters Haute-Corse (GMSP / 2B). A week later, on June 18, fifth body, that of a man from the Paris region, had been discovered. Man aged 62 was driving alone on the hiking trail and had not been reported missing immediately after the accident.


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