An elderly American tourist has tragically lost his life after he fell from a 110-metre height while hiking in the Bavarian Alps on Saturday.
The 73-year-old US citizen, whose name was not revealed by the police, was fatally injured after he fell from a 110-metre (361-foot) height during a hike on Jenner Mountain at the northern end of Konigsee Lake in the German state of Bavaria at around 2.30pm on 3th July.
According to the Berchtesgaden District Police, the victim joined a tour on Jenner Mountain where he arrived by train before the group was supposed to climb to the peak.
However, due to the rocky terrain, the man lost his balance and fell backwards from a 110-metre height and suffered severe injuries that cost his life.
A young man from the German city of Hamburg who saw the accident immediately called the emergency services and climbed down to the OAP to provide first aid.
However, when he realised it was too late to rescue him, the young man made an emergency call to the Berchtesgaden Mountain Rescue service whose volunteers headed towards the scene straight away.
A medical team arrived by helicopter and could only pronounce the man dead.
The medical team took the body with them on the helicopter while mountain rescue workers remained at the scene to offer psychological support to the group of hikers affected by the incident.
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Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: James King, Agency: Newsflash
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