The body of one of three climbers to the Italian reported missing in the Mont-Blanc massif for three days was found Friday, and those of his companions have been located, indicated to the AFP the mountain rescue and the prefecture of Haute-Savoie. The deceased has been identified as Luca Lombardini by the Platoon of police mountain (PGHM) of Chamonix, which had launched an appeal for witnesses.
“The other two climbers may not be alive. They are probably buried under stone and ice. They are probably located in a square of a few tens of meters with respect to the first body, according to the same source. But the relief did not “visual for the time being” of the other two climbers.
“Found around 13: 00 at the foot of the Aiguille Verte”
The rope connecting the three Italians, who dove into the pile of rocks, has been cut to retrieve the first body, said the prefecture. This body “was found at around 13: 00 at the foot of the Aiguille Verte, next to Argentière. The three mountaineers had an edge to 3,400/3,500 meters. It is likely that they have unscrewed and swung together”, according to the PGHM.
In addition to the constables, about a dozen men, including six first-aiders Italian of Val d’aosta, were parties to carry out their research in the area of aiguille des Grands Montets, assisted by a helicopter of the Civil Security and by a drone. The recovery operations of the body will resume Saturday morning.
According to the Italian agency Ansa, one of the disappeared, Alessandro Lombardini, 28 years old, is a member of the Relief alpine of the Financial police from the border town of Bardonecchia. He was accompanied by his brother Luca, in which this output was the birthday gift, and the bride of the latter. According to the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc, the three people who had disappeared had taken the first dumpster on Tuesday to reach the area of the Grands-Montets, to 3,300 meters of altitude. Did not return, the wife of one of them had then alerted the emergency services italians.
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