A 74-year-old mountaineer fell to her death on Thursday, September 22, as she climbed the Dents de Lanfon, a steep-sloped massif above Lake Annecy (Haute-Savoie), AFP reported. information from the PGHM (Peloton Gendarmerie Haute Montagne) of Chamonix.
The accident happened ” in the middle of the afternoon “ and the septuagenarian died “ following a fall of several tens of meters”according to the same source.
The PGHM gendarmes intervened using a Choucas 74 helicopter and attempted to for several minutes” to revive the victim, in cardio-respiratory arrest, without success.
The body was taken care of by the funeral directors and returned to the town of Alex.