Skier dies after missing turn at Toggenburg

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The Local - [email protected] • 5 Feb, 2016 Updated Fri 5 Feb 2016 09:36 CEST
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A 47-year-old man died on Thursday after failing to negotiate a turn while skiing on a piste at Toggenburg in the canton of Saint Gallen, police said.

The man fell on a curve of the winding run from Ruestel to Iltios and slid off the piste shortly after 2pm, cantonal police said in a news release.

He plunged several metres into steep forested terrain, the release said.

An emergency rescue crew equipped with a helicopter was unable to save the man who died from his injuries, police said.

The victim was a resident of the canton of Lucerne.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the accident.

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