Rescue workers dig out one person from under snow after Trysil avalanche

Avalanche TrysilPhoto: Ola Matsson / Skistar Trysil / NTB
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One person has been dug out from under the snow after an avalanche in Trysil. The person is awake and taken care of by the health service. No one else is currently missing.

The emergency services have moved out to the site, with rescue dogs and helicopters joining the search teams. Volunteers have also moved out.

The avalanche was reported at 11:46 AM. 

Chief of Staff Pål Erik Teigen in the Innlandet Police District told NTB that the avalanche is between 100 and 150 meters wide. It passed by Bugderkanken on the east side of Trysilfjellet.

One skier hit by avalanche

He says there was a group of skiers in the area and that one of them was swept away by the avalanche.

“He was reported missing but has now been found. He is awake and is taken care of by the health service,” Teigen added.

He says no one else is missing, but police, rescue crews, and volunteers are still rushing out to investigate the landslide.

The operations manager at Skistar Trysil, Jan Lindstad, told the newspaper Hamar Arbeiderblad that there is a risk of avalanches in the area due to recent snowfall. In addition, it was very foggy in the avalanche area on Wednesday morning.

In recent days, well over 50 centimeters of fresh snow fell at Trysilfjellet.

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

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