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Two fatal hiking accidents: 75-year-old woman had an accident between Äscher and Chobel, 64-year-old man near Tschuggen

At the weekend, two people had an accident while hiking in eastern Switzerland. A 75-year-old woman from the canton of Bern fell to her death between Äscher and Chobel, and a 64-year-old man had an accident trying to recover a model airplane near the Tschuggen.

At the weekend there were two fatal hiking accidents at Äscher and Tschuggen.

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The canton police of Appenzell Innerrhoden and St.Gallen reported two deaths on Monday morning that occurred while hiking in the mountains of eastern Switzerland.

A 75-year-old woman was traveling with family members between Äscher and Tschuggen on Sunday afternoon. She stumbled and fell about 80 meters over a rock face. “Rega, who was alerted immediately, found the casualty quickly and unfortunately could only determine the death,” says the statement from the Appenzell Innerrhoden cantonal police. The Alpine rescue Switzerland, rescue station Appenzell was also in action. The care team AR/AI was deployed to look after the family members.

A 64-year-old man also died on the same day. According to the knowledge of the St.Gallen canton police so far, he intended to recover a crashed model aircraft in the steep terrain. In doing so, he fell. He must have fallen more than a hundred meters. The man sustained fatal injuries when he fell. His 37-year-old companion alerted Rega, which located the casualty shortly after 3.50 p.m. during a search flight below the south-west face of the Tschuggen.

Here, too, the rescue workers could only determine the death of the man. The Alpine task force of the St.Gallen canton police is now investigating the exact course of the accident. (kapo / mlb)

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