Avalanche from res­cue

The West Australian - - NEWS -

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.”

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