71-Year-Old German Man Survives 40-Meter-High Fall in Austria

Published July 9th, 2018 - 07:34 GMT
Austrian state of Tyrol (Shutterstock/File Photo)
Austrian state of Tyrol (Shutterstock/File Photo)

A 71-year-old German man survived after he fell from a 40-meter-height while touring a mountain in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

Austrian police announced on Saturday that the man suffered a head injury and was hospitalized.

According to police reports, the man fell from a ramp and a rocky surface, and settled unconscious in a riverbed.

Due to bad weather conditions, the victim could not be rescued by helicopter. Four rescuers and a police officer therefore climbed up to reach him at about a 2,000-meter altitude.



They then managed to transport him by helicopter to the valley.

According to the German news agency, the elderly man was accompanied by a German group as they climbed the mountainous area.

The group was taken by helicopter to the valley after the weather improved.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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