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Von: Josef Hornsteiner
She has been missing since Wednesday – now there is sad certainty: the 55-year-old missing from Krün is dead. Investigations are ongoing.
Krün – Everyone had hope until the very end of finding the missing 55-year-old from Krün alive. However, this shattered late Friday morning: Two Wallgau firefighters found her body in the Jungfinz near Krün. This was preceded by an extensive search operation. For two days, more than 300 emergency services searched every square meter in and around Krün on land, at sea and from the air.
After the woman had left the house around 11 a.m. on Wednesday and had not returned home, the relatives informed the mountain rescue service around midnight. The woman from Krün was physically fit and liked to go on long, extensive tours. “That’s why we searched all the routes from the Elmau to Wallgau on the stormy night until four in the morning – without success,” reports on-call manager Bernhard Riesch at the final conference in the Krüner Florianstüberl. All the rescue organizations came together there on Friday afternoon for the final meeting.
Missing person in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: dog teams from all over the Oberland in action
On Thursday morning, the emergency services immediately resumed the search. The police also called in the Isar Valley fire brigades, local groups of the water rescue services, the Red Cross and dog squadrons from all over the Oberland. A situation center was set up at the Krün mountain rescue depot. All threads and information came together in the support group of the medical operations management. The results were documented and the other focal points were coordinated by the operations managers.
On the first day, more than 200 and on Thursday a further 130 emergency services were on the move from the Isar valley to the Isarwinkel and systematically combed the area. In doing so, they pulled the wide-ranging grid ever closer together. Three police helicopters supported the action from the air, and 16 dog handlers also searched for the woman with their animals. In addition, three drones were used.
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“Hope for a rescue was never given up. But it dwindled over time until it became a sad certainty that there was no more hope,” said Klemens Reindl, head of the BRK rescue service, at the final meeting. Thomas Rappensberger, head of the Alpine Task Force, emphasized the smooth running of this unusual mission, which was characterized by great team spirit. This is exactly how fire brigade commander Anton Simon and Markus Achtner, local group leader of the water rescue service, saw it.
Death of the missing 55-year-old: the tragic end dismayed everyone involved
The interaction worked. Each institution has specific local knowledge and brought this to bear. All of this also impressed Mayor Thomas Schwarzenberger (CSU), who also followed the search. The tragic end shocked him like everyone involved. But he also stated, “I’m fascinated by how it works in a small town, confidently and professionally.” He also found the quick help from the whole region “very strong”. He praised the cooperation as well as the empathetic communication between the police and the relatives, who also thanked the helpers at the end. But none of them could do anything for the 55-year-old woman from Krün. She died through no fault of her own. ha/joho
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