Swiss call off search after no one found in avalanche - police

Swiss call off search after no one found in avalanche - police
The site of an avalanche is pictured in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, February 19, 2019. Police Cantonale Valaisanne/Handout via REUTERS Copyright HANDOUT(Reuters)
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CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Reuters) - Rescuers who worked all night to try to find skiers who might have been trapped in an avalanche in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana have called off the search after finding no more casualties, police said on Wednesday.

"The search continued all night and was halted this morning. It will resume if the situation requires. No disappearance has been signalled and the toll is four injured including one seriously," Valais police said in a statement.

After a large avalanche spilled onto a piste on Tuesday, four people were pulled from the snow and remain in Sion hospital being treated for their injuries, including one victim in a critical condition.

(Reporting by Cecile Mantovani; Writing by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Alison Williams)

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