One dead, two missing in Swiss avalanche
French snowshoers are caught in an avalanche Wednesday in the canton of Valais.GENEVA - One person died and two were missing in an avalanche that hit the Swiss Alps Wednesday, local police said.
A fourth person was injured and hospitalised out of a group of French snowshoers caught by the avalanche in the southwestern Swiss canton of Valais, police said in a statement.
Three others escaped and sought help, the statement said.
Rescue workers stopped their search for the missing pair near nightfall and were expected to resume early Thursday, a police spokesman told AFP.
[AFP / Expatica]