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W. German Avalanches Kill 3 in Ski Patrols

April 02, 1985|Associated Press

BERCHTESGADEN, West Germany — Avalanches on two mountains in the Bavarian Alps killed three ski patrol members, police said Monday.

A group of Austrian ski patrol members on a recreational outing on Watzmann Mountain in West Germany's southeastern corner touched off a snowslide 100 yards wide on Saturday, Bavarian state authorities said Sunday. Two died after being taken to a hospital.

A West German ski patroller skiing with four companions was found dead after being swept 350 yards down Halserspitze Mountain near Kreuth, police said.

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