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Hopes fade for missing climbers in Uri

National News // Oct. 13, 2017

Hopes are fading for 2 climbers missing since a rock fall in canton Uri. A 62 year old and a 26 year old remain buried under rocks.

Max Pixel Hopes fade for missing climbers in Uri

The two men were part of a group of three - the other managed to escape. All the climbers were locals.

Rescuers are using heavy machinery to move the rocks, hoping they will find the men alive – but acknowledge hope slips further every minute.

Police are investigating the accident as there was blasting underway in a nearby quarry. But the path was considered safe. 

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