One person was rescued after an avalanche on Tofana di Rozes in Belluno, Italy reported from the local news outlet via Leggo. The avalanche occurred this morning in the Tofana di Rozes area above the Giussani refuge, in Cortina in the Veneto region. A 23-year-old man from Belluno in Italy died.
The man’s 27-year-old brother who was with him was saved.
The accident is being examined by the carabinieri of the Cortina mountain station.
Rescuers from the Alpine Rescue of the Guardia di Finanza intervened promptly.
They are currently putting in place all the necessary maneuvers for a full rescue.
Rescue attempts have been hampered by another avalanche from the Punta Penia area.
This area is part of the Marmolada glacier.
At the moment there are no reports of other fatalities in that area.
An alarm has been raised in local ski resorts.
The deepest reported snow in Italy this week was in Presena.
The region reported snow depths of 400cm on upper slopes and 300cm lower down.
Recent snow reports indicated that it last snowed in Italy on Friday 6th March 2020.
The snow fell on at least 17 Ski Resorts including Andalo, Canazei di Fassa, Falcade, Folgaria, and Passo Tonale.
Published at Sat, 09 May 2020 11:13:00 +0000