With high-tech and special equipment, mountain rescuers searched for a missing 24-year-old from Lower Saxony on the Hochkalter. Thursday afternoon there was a new lead. But in the evening, the situation seems different again.
Ramsau near Berchtesgaden – hopes fade: On Thursday evening, rescuers stopped searching for an injured mountaineer in the Berchtesgaden Alps. A police spokesman said in the evening that “everything that was humanly possible” and technically feasible had been done. In the coming days, the search will continue depending on the situation – resources permitting.
In the Hochkalter region near Ramsau, the situation is in the middle of winter. Temperatures are below zero. After six days, there is little hope of finding the 24-year-old alive.
Previously, there had been a new lead: a signal had been received from a rock face in the search area using a special positioning technique on a helicopter. The helicopter was therefore lifted to bring the mountain rescuers to the scene. The police spoke of a drop for the day in the searches.
The 24-year-old made an emergency call on Saturday because he had slipped in a snowstorm just below the 2,607-meter-high Hochkalter summit near Ramsau near Berchtesgaden and could barely hold on on the steep and slippery ground. After several phone calls, contact was broken. Due to the unfavorable conditions, the search had to be postponed several times. The young man’s backpack was found on Wednesday.