Skier dies after missing turn at Toggenburg
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.