Man Reportedly Dies After Falling 300 Feet

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( – In Austria, a British tourist, 42, whose name has not been released to the public, fell to his death while trying to ascend an aerial ladder in the Dachstein Mountains close to Salzburg, Austria.

The Mirror first reported the incident on September 12, revealing that the tourist had fallen from a height of 300 feet. The report indicated that two helicopter crews as well as other law enforcement officers arrived at the scene following the man’s fall from the massive ladder, which is referred to as via Ferrata. The ladder allows climbers to move between cliff faces.

Investigators are no longer looking into the possibility of third-party negligence as a contributing factor in the tragedy, as the man was reportedly on the ladder alone. A representative for the police told The Daily Mail that the police have concluded that the incident was an accident.

The Grosser Donnerkogel mountain ladder is apparently the “ultimate adrenaline kick,” according to a Dachstein tourism site. The climbing tour allows visitors to see Dachstein Glacier and all of the mountains around the area.

As reported by Fox News, excursions company AVA states that the ladder allows people who do not have a lot of experience to travel through mountainous areas, which would otherwise be inaccessible to them. The Ferrata hikes are found across Europe and North America and have varying lengths. They pointed out that the lengthier routes will often require more physical agility and time to be completed.

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