Man in his 60s found dead after rescue operation on Senja

Senja lakeThe landscapes of Senja. Photo: Ansgar Scheffold / Unsplash

A man in his 60s was found dead on Thursday. He fell from the Grytetippen peak on Senja. Police say the rescue operation was demanding.

A major rescue operation was launched after a report of a person falling at the popular hiking destination Grytetippen on Thursday. The accident happened in a steep and demanding terrain where there was still snow.

“It was a demanding rescue operation,” operations manager Rune Nilsen in the Troms Police District told NTB.

The police reported the incident at 2:23 PM on Thursday. At 5:45 PM, a sack was found, and the man in his mid-60s was found between 8:30 and 9 PM, Nilsen added.

An air ambulance, a rescue helicopter, and a police helicopter participated in the operation. Crews from the Red Cross were also called in. The police needed help from Norwegian alpine rescue groups to get to and retrieve the man due to the demanding terrain.

The police task force leader Frode Lahelle told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that a tour group reported that they saw the man fall. 

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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