Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hautes-Alpes – Avalanche A Savoyard killed in Queyras – Le Dauphiné Libéré

A Savoyard of 59 years died yesterday afternoon. She was taken away and buried by an avalanche while practicing ski touring in Ceillac (Hautes-Alpes), in the Massif du Queyras. Trapped in a wind slab in the hall of Heuvières just below the Pic de la Font Sancte, about 2500 meters above sea level, it was already in cardiac arrest to help arrives.

Despite several attempts at resuscitation, she died. Two other hikers, shaken by the cast, were transported to the hospital in Briançon. They are unharmed but in shock. All belonged to the group “recreation” of the French Alpine Club (CAF) Albertville (Savoie). A group of 23 hikers four supervisors were left in the morning towards the neck of the Cula.

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After this tragic accident, the prosecutor of Gap decided to open a preliminary investigation of a charge of manslaughter. The investigations by the police officers of the High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon (PGHM) Briançon, should allow “to determine if there emerges any responsibility,” said the prosecutor.

yesterday, the avalanche bulletin posted at risk “marked” (3 of 5) in the massif du Queyras above 2200 meters altitude. Skiers were fully equipped with the appropriate equipment.


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