Berchtesgaden (dpa / lby) - the police and mountain rescue service recovered a dead hiker in the Watzmann area. The man had fallen around 150 to 200 meters, the police said on Wednesday. The forces had found the body in search of a missing 60-year-old vacationer from the Lake Constance district, but it is still unclear whether the dead person is him.
The 60-year-old was reported missing on Tuesday morning because his family had not reached him since Friday. The police and mountain rescue service were looking for him in the area of a mountain tour he had planned on the Grünstein and the small Watzmann. In the course of the day, the body was discovered and recovered by a police helicopter at an altitude of around 1700 meters.
Just two weeks ago, the mountain rescue service on the nearby Hochkalter had to stop a day-long search for a 24-year-old missing person without success.