Swiss teenager dies after fall whilst hiking in Austria
The Local · 7 Oct 2016, 09:30
Published: 07 Oct 2016 09:30 GMT+02:00
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She was with her family on a hiking trail in the Silbertal valley on Thursday when they stopped near a waterfall, and she leant against the wooden railing which broke and collapsed.
She fell backwards down an 18-metre-high rocky embankment and landed in a stream.
Her father was able to climb down and pull his injured daughter from the stream and call the emergency services. She was unconscious but was resuscitated by a medic and flown to hospital in Feldkirch by helicopter.
She died in hospital as a result of her injuries.