Two Czech Alpine-skiers die in Low Tatras

They did not survive a night in the mountains

Transporting of bodies of Czech ski Alpinists.Transporting of bodies of Czech ski Alpinists. (Source: Courtesy of HZS)

Polish tourists found the bodies of two Czech Alpine skiers on a ridge of the Low Tatras on Sunday, November 26, at noon. They immediately contacted the Mountain Rescue Service (HZS). At that time both the Czechs, a 47-year old woman and 60-year old man, were already dead, the HZS informs on its website.

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After receiving the message, members of the rescue team set out to transport the bodies to the HZS station in Bystrá near Brezno. Here the police and a doctor took over the bodies.

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The HZS is assuming that the Czech couple went for a hike on Saturday, November 25. The probable cause of their deaths was exhaustion and hypothermia during bad weather.

The exact cause of death will be ascertained by a forensic surgeon.

The HZS repeatedly warns tourists and hikers not to overestimate their abilities or underrate the weather and other conditions in the mountains.

The Slovak mountains annually take a heavy death toll. In 2015, the number was 19. The same number of people died in the Slovak mountains in 2014.

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