Hiker dies after fall in Vaud Alps ravine

A 48-year-old Swiss man died after falling 100 metres into a ravine above the village of Les Diablerets in the Vaud Alps, cantonal police said on Tuesday.

Hiker dies after fall in Vaud Alps ravine
View of Les Diablerets, near where the accident occurred. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The man, a resident of Lausanne, went hiking alone in the mountainous Pic Chaussy region the day before, police said.

Late Monday, the man’s wife contacted emergency authorities about the disappearance of her husband.

A search involving rescue officials from Leysin, the local gendarmerie and the Rega emergency service, using two helicopters, retrieved the man’s body between the Pointe des Semelys and the Chenau Pass, police said.

An investigation is under way to determine the exact causes of the accident.

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