A snowboarder from Italy left the marked slopes in the Klein Matterhorn region at an altitude of 3700 m asl on Saturday afternoon. There, the 47-year-old crashed into a 15-20m deep crevasse of Theodulgletschers, tells the cantonal police Wallis.
The rescue workers needed 3 hours to recover the injured. He was flown via Spital Visp to the Inselspital in Bern, where he succumbed to his severe injuries during the evening.
The Oberwalliser prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation. (SZM)