Czech climbers assumed dead at Trollveggen

Trollveggen Troll Wall Chech, ClimberTwo Czech climbers were found dead under Trollveggen on Monday afternoon after being reported missing earlier in the day. They are believed to have died. Photo: Ottar Rydjord / NTB scanpix
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Two Czech climbers assumed dead at Trollveggen

Two Czech climbers, who have been located below Trollveggen (the Troll Wall), appear to be lifeless. They are believed to have fallen to their deaths, according to Møre & Romsdal Police District. Two drownings are also reported in Norway today.


“The police are, together with the Romsdal alpine rescue group, assessing whether it is possible to retrieve them on Tuesday,” the Romsdal police informs at 5.22 pm.

The two Czech climbers were located in Trollveggen at around 4 pm. This after a search operation was initiated earlier in the day. A rescue helicopter located the two men. They were observed at the bottom of the mountain-side.

The relatives are notified

The relatives are notified of the location.

“The place is demanding for climbing. It is also uncertain in terms of rock falls. We are working on a plan to ensure the safety of the rescue team,” according to the police.

“The two Czech climbers set out on the climb in Trollveggen on Thursday last week,” NRK informs.

The Main Rescue Centre received a concern message from the relatives. HRS subsequently launched a search with a rescue helicopter, the police explain. The climbers were supposed to contact relatives on Saturday, something which they failed to do.

No-fly zone

Police have found the climbers’ car at the visitor centre adjacent to Trollveggen. Both are, allegedly, relatively experienced climbers.

Trollveggen is located in Romsdalen in Møre og Romsdal. With its 1,700 meters from ‘tip to toe’ – of which 1,000 meters is a vertical cliff – the world-famous mountain wall is Europe’s tallest of its kind.

It is imposed a no-fly zone in the Trollveggen massif. The ban is total, and thus includes drones.

Teenage girl involved in drowning in Malvik

There has been a drowning accident in Malvik municipality in Trøndelag on Monday night. A teenage girl is brought to the hospital by ambulance, according to police.

“There has been a drowning accident with a girl involved. Police and ambulance are on site. the girl is treated in the ambulance,” Trøndelag police district notifies.

“The girl is in her teens. She was found by a boat about 150 metres offshore. They weren’t able to drag her into the vessel,” Operations Manager of Trøndelag Police District, Wenche Johnsen, tells VG 

“The girl was carried ashore by the police. She is now on her way to St. Olavs Hospital by ambulance. She is supposedly worse for wear, but conscious. The feedback is that she has lost consciousness at some point. She has also swallowed some water,” Johnsen concludes.

The accident happened at a bathing site. The girl was out swimming when she got into trouble.

 


 

One person has died following a drowning accident at Hønefoss

One person is confirmed dead following a drowning accident in the Damtjern Pond just outside of Hønefoss on Monday night.

“The incident was reported to us from the Alarm Central. AMK moved out after notification of a cardiac arrest. That turned out to be a drowning accident,” Operations Manager of the Southeast Police District, Arild Alfheim, tells NTB.

“The circumstances surrounding the accident are so far unknown, but he is confirmed dead,” the operations manager says.

Police were notified of the accident at 7 pm.

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