Austrian skier found dead in Mt Stol area

Ljubljana – An Austrian skier who went missing on Friday while skiing off piste in the area of Mt Stol in the Karawanken mountain range in northern Slovenia was found dead on Saturday morning, the Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief says on its website.

The skier was found some 200 metres below the Stol ridge, in which he apparently fell in his ski boots, and died on the spot, the Kranj Police Department said.

The rescuers from Radovljica mounted a rescue operation on Stol’s southern face yesterday and resumed it this morning. The rescue operation was also carried out on the Austrian sides of the border.