SOS saves snowboarders

2011-01-21 07:16

Paris – Two marooned Dutch snowboarders were rescued from their perch on a glacier in the French Alps after etching SOS – the international distress code – in the snow, a French newspaper reported.

The pair got stuck, without a cellphone, in a difficult off-piste part of the Alps near Grenoble.

A tracker from a neighbouring station spotted their plea for help through his binoculars and contacted a rescue team, Le Dauphine Libere newspaper said.

“Despite being reckless, they had the right reflex,” one of the rescue workers praised.

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