An avalanche has buried in the Austrian town of St. Anton am Arlberg, a 16-Year-old. The young people had been after 20 minutes, recovered, but could not be resuscitated, said a police spokesman.

The German-Australians had been with his parents and brother, apparently away from the slopes and in the late afternoon in very steep terrain not come, it said. The young people have dispatched a distress call. While the rescuers were on the way to rescue the family, had then hit him with the avalanche.

The father, the mother, an Australian by birth, was of German,. The family lives in Australia. She was a device, according to a police spokesman, without emergency equipment such as shovel or avalanche search.

In the Austrian ski resort Wildkogel had been captured on Wednesday, six students from Saxony-Anhalt by an avalanche and partially buried. They could save themselves but all. Due to massive snow falls the highest avalanche is in Parts of Austria warning level.

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