Question to raise - should they have even been out there? Were conditions not so good for a venture out?
Gees, tough gig man. Way to help out you fellow mountain folkI was one of the first on the scene after the avalanche occurred. I tended to a badly injured male snowboarder with bad lower back and shoulder trauma. He wad transferred by helicopter to hospital in Innsbruck. The 3 others in my group attended the girl ( who died ) and gave her CPR and resuscitation until emergency services arrived. She suffered massive head and neck trauma and had no chance of survival.
I have some, but not a lot, of avalanche rescue training and I can honestly say nothing really prepares you for the chaos of an avalanche scenario.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those involved.
There were many groups, mostly guided by professional guides, in the area doing the same runs as the group who was caught.