A 27-year-old man had a serious accident while canyoning in Maggiatal TI on Friday. According to the police, the Dutchman was taken to a hospital in a life-threatening condition. He got stuck in a pool of water while abseiling in a tributary of the Maggia. In the evening, the police reported: The man succumbed to his injuries.
A climbing partner brought the casualty to the shore. There rescue workers managed to revive the drowned man, as the Ticino canton police announced on Saturday. The man was flown to a hospital in a helicopter, but ultimately did not survive the tragic accident.
The accident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the Rovana tributary near Linescio, around 26 kilometers north-west of Locarno. It was initially unclear why the man got stuck in the water. According to the information, the casualty lived in the canton of Graubünden. (SDA)