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At least three people died in unrelated accidents in the Alps over the weekend.
Late Friday a South Korean climber was descending from the Eiger when one of the secured points for the rope ripped out of the rock. The victim succumbed to serious head injuries before rescuers could arrive.
On Saturday a 28-year-old Austrian BASE jumper died, after his parachute turned while opening. The man hit the rock wall at the Lower Tatelishorn in the canton of Bern, and rescuers could not revive him.
Also Saturday, near Vals in the canton of Graubünden, a 41-year-old climber died while descending the Zerveilahorn. The woman fell 50 meters and sustained serious injuries. Her climbing partner ran for help, but the woman died before rescuers arrived.
Another climber in Graubünden fell 60 meters for unknown reasons, and survived.
Air rescue service REGA brought the climber to Zurich’s University Hospital.