Helicopter rescue for trapped skiers
AUSTRIAN officials say two skiers have been rescued from a crevasse in a glacier high in the Alps after nearly 24 hours.
Mountain rescue spokeswoman Maria Riedler told the Austria Press Agency that the men, an Austrian and a German, were plucked out of the crevasse by helicopter on Sunday morning.
The two experienced skiers fell about 4 meters into the crevasse on the Grosses Wiesbachhorn mountain in Salzburg. They alerted authorities by cellphone, but bad weather thwarted rescue attempts.