Three Trainee Mountain Guides Die in Italy Avalanche


They were in the Grand Paradiso area in the Aosta Valley when the accident happened. They were training with The National Alpine Rescue Corps. NEW

The three students were in training in Val di Rhemes on Thursday when the avalanche hit.

The teacher-guide, a 49-year-old from the Aosta Valley, also was caught in the avalanche but survived and raised the alarm.

The search was suspended on Thursday due to poor weather.

Rescue helicopters and rescue teams on the French and Italian sides were able to get to the scene of the accident.

The bodies of the deceased were recovered on Friday when the weather eased.

They were aged 37, 39 and 44, but no further details have been released.

An investigation is underway.

We will bring you further details on PlanetSKI as they are released by the authorities.

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