Police find bodies of two missing mountain hikers

Police find bodies of two missing mountain hikers
Cabin marking start of Greina Plateau trail, where one of the victims was reported missing. Photo: Switzerland Tourism
The bodies of two men reported missing earlier this month in separate cases were found on Monday, Swiss police said.

Marcel Perrin Jacquet, 68, who was reported missing last Tuesday was found dead in the Torgon region of the canton of Valais early in the afternoon, cantonal police said.

His body was found lying near a stream at the bottom of a cliff and a trail, police said.

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances of his death.

Meanwhile, police in the canton of Graubünden said they found the body of a 35-year-old man last seen on May 5th in the municipality of Vrin.

The hiker was discovered at the foot of an avalanche above the 2,100-metre level on a path leading to the Diesrut Pass, near the Ticino border.

The man was on a walking tour of the Greina Plateau, equipped with a tent and sleeping bag in the remote mountain area, police said. 

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