According to this Chilean newspaper, Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair were killed by an avalanche on Mount San Lorenzo in Chile yesterday. Translated newspaper report follows. Our condolences to all.
Chilean newspaper report: Were found dead the Swedish and Canadian citizens, Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair, respectively, who disappeared yesterday following an avalanche on Mount San Lorenzo, Aysen region, which ran about 700 meters.
Both came to the town to Balmaceda on September 26 and left the next day accompanied by a tour guide with the idea filming on the mountain.
Alerted by the emergency, police flew over the area Tuesday and only managed to spot the two bodies at about 3,700 meters.
Onemi director Aysén Sidi Bravo confirmed to EPD News the individuals were found dead by police in the Argentinean side of the mountain. It also reported that already contacted the authorities of the neighboring country to rescue them.
The accident was known, said the police captain Alvaro Herrera Radio Bio Bio after the advice of a Chilean contacted by an Argentine, who in turn had spoken with two Swedes who witnessed the avalanche.
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