Five skiers found dead, one missing in Swiss Alps tragedy

The search for the sixth person is ongoing.

A tragic accident occurred in the Swiss Alps. On Sunday, search teams recovered the bodies of five missing skiers. The search for the sixth person is ongoing.

The group, including a family of five from Valais, departed from Zermatt, a famous ski resort, on Saturday. He was reported missing in the Tete Blanche area. The skiers ranged in age from 21 to 58, officials said. Although details about the dead have been hidden, it has been confirmed that they were found in Tete Blanche on Sunday. reuters informed of.

Police said they were alerted by a family member who had gone to collect the group at Arola village on Saturday afternoon and became worried when they failed to arrive.

cnn A search and rescue operation was launched on Saturday after the skier went missing near the 3,706-metre-high (12,159 ft) Tete Blanche Pass on the way to Arola village, reports said.

“At 5:19 p.m., a member of the group managed to contact emergency services,” police said. This call revealed him to be located at an altitude of approximately 3,500 meters (about 11,480 feet) in the Tete Blanche Pass area. “

“Storms and avalanche danger in the Southern Alps prevented helicopters and rescue teams from reaching the area,” police added. He further said that a team of five experienced rescuers attempted to land from Zermatt throughout the night, but had to give up. Altitudes above 3,000 meters (9,843 ft) due to “very poor weather conditions and the risks involved”.

Zermatt is a popular mountain resort famous for skiing and attracts tourists from all over the world.