Avalanche Kills Skier in Northern Italy: Alpine Rescue

May 9, 2020 Updated: May 9, 2020

ROME—A skier was killed in an avalanche on the morning of May 9 in the Dolomites near the ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo in northern Italy, Italy’s alpine rescue corps said.

The victim was a 23-year-old Italian man who was skiing with a group, including his brother, when the avalanche hit, said the rescue corps spokesman, Walter Milan. His body was retrieved by helicopter and taken to Cortina, a ski resort in the Veneto region, which was severely hit by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus outbreak that emerged in Italy in late February.

More than 30,000 people have died as a result of the CCP virus in Italy since the crisis started, the third-highest death toll in the world.

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.