This was reported by the company itself Alta Patagonia Cathedral Through a press release in which he explained that, as a result of this avalanche, “two patrolmen were caught and had to be rescued by their comrades.”

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“One of them had trauma, but was conscious at the time of being evacuated, while Mario Ruiz, head of the Patrol, was quickly transferred to the San Carlos Sanatorium in a delicate state. Despite the attempts of the medical personnel, he died in the Sanatorium “, he specified.

In the statement, the company regretted the death of Mario Ruiz, who, he pointed out, had been working at the Cathedral for “more than 30 years” and in the last nine years he had served as Chief of the Patrol, “a task he carried out with great commitment and dedication “

“He was a great reference and teacher in regards to security for all those who are part of the Alta Patagonia Cathedral. We deeply regret his death and accompany his family in this difficult time”, said Cathedral High Patogonia this noon.

In addition, it stated that, “given the amount of snow accumulated, the hill was closed to the public and the Avalanche Trigger Intervention Plan (PIDA) was being applied.”

On the other hand, it was reported that “the ski center will remain closed until the end of the security protocol.”

Meanwhile, the Undersecretariat for Civil Protection of the Municipality of Bariloche reported that, after the technical recommendations of experts from the Andean Club Relief Commission, The total closure of skiable areas and trails of the López and Otto hills, as well as of all the mountain trails, was determined.

For his part, Mayor Gustavo Gennuso, on behalf of his Cabinet and the Municipality of San Carlos de Bariloche, expressed his “heartfelt condolences” for the death of Mario Ruiz and expressed his accompaniment to “his family, friends and colleagues tasks at this moment of so much pain “.