A HUNGARIAN mountaineer was killed in an avalanche in the High Tatra mountains on the afternoon of Saturday February 5, Prešov Regional Police spokesperson Jana Karnišová told the TASR newswire.
Two other tourists, also Hungarians, were severely injured in the incident which took place in an area near Lomnický Štít mountain while another Hungarian mountaineer was slightly injured but was able to walk to safety unaided. Mountain rescue teams of 12 professionals and 4 volunteers attended the scene to assist with the rescue.
According to the Mountain Rescue Service, the four Hungarian mountaineers triggered an avalanche while they were climbing down Lomnický Štít. The plunging snow swept them down a steep and narrow mountain valley.
14. Feb 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff