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MP3 player helps rescue skiers

WORLD BRIEFING / SWITZERLAND

December 28, 2008|Times Wire Reports

Swiss rescue officials say they found two missing skiers after spotting the light from their MP3 music player.

The Swiss air rescue association Rega said it had received a distress call from the French tourists but the skiers' phone battery went dead before they could be reached.

Rega spokesman Gery Baumann said the two men were found in steep, wooded terrain by a helicopter crew that spotted the light from their digital music player.

Baumann said the 22-year-olds suffered only mild hypothermia despite temperatures as low as 5 degrees.

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