Avalanche from rescue
The parents of a Sydney teenager killed while skiing in Austria have revealed the avalanche that engulfed their son was triggered when a ski patrol was trying to rescue the family.
Max Meyer and his parents issued a call for help after getting stuck in deep snow in a narrow valley between two main runs at St Anton resort in Tyrol last Wednesday.
They were advised by the ski patrol to stay where they were. “At that point in time we were uninjured, and in no immediate danger,” Thomas Meyer and Julie Schatz said yesterday.
“In the process of the ski patrol trying to reach us by skiing down from above us on the opposite side of the valley, an avalanche was triggered which engulfed us and tragically led to the death of our son, Max.”