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The Foreigner Freezing conditions claim three skiers. Rogaland police say three dead skiers have been found in the Sirdal Mountains in southwestern Norway. They travelled to the scene after a passing skier discovered one body half-buried in the snow at approximately 11 a.m. today. Police found the second victim upon arrival. Rescuers using dogs and a Sea King helicopter located the body of the third skier just before 3 p.m. A fourth person is missing, presumed dead. Inspector Egil Eriksen says he believes bad weather surprised the party whilst they were on their way between two mountain cabins. Conditions at the weekend were reported as being very windy, with temperatures of -6C.

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Freezing conditions claim three skiers

Published on Thursday, 17th February, 2011 at 21:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 18th February 2011 at 11:53.

Rogaland police say three dead skiers have been found in the Sirdal Mountains in southwestern Norway.



They travelled to the scene after a passing skier discovered one body half-buried in the snow at approximately 11 a.m. today. Police found the second victim upon arrival. Rescuers using dogs and a Sea King helicopter located the body of the third skier just before 3 p.m. A fourth person is missing, presumed dead.

Inspector Egil Eriksen says he believes bad weather surprised the party whilst they were on their way between two mountain cabins. Conditions at the weekend were reported as being very windy, with temperatures of -6C.

Police have connected a German-registered hire car found in the area to one of the victims. Inquiries have revealed two of the deceased live in Germany. The others have addresses in Switzerland and the UK.

The three bodies have been flown to Stavanger, but determining who the victims are may be difficult as none of the deceased were carrying identity documents.

“We are being assisted by criminal police (Kripos), and will be contacting the German Embassy,” the Inspector tells Stavanger Aftenblad.

Approximately 20 snow scooter patrols are participating in the operation for the remaining victim. The search will be resumed at first light tomorrow.

“The deceased were adequately dressed for skiing and had, amongst other things, a GPS. It looked as though they had been skiing before. This is a terribly tragic event, but the weather can catch you unawares,” says a senior district police officer.



Published on Thursday, 17th February, 2011 at 21:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 18th February 2011 at 11:53.

This post has the following tags: sirdal, skiingdeaths, taumevatn, rogalandpolice.





  
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