Emilio Zierock, who was injured in the helicopter accident while heliskiing in Canada in the Terrace mountains in British Columbia, has been transferred to a specialized clinic in Vancouver. The 35-year-old owner of the well-known Foradori winery is in serious condition in a medically induced coma, but his life is not in danger, as Ansa learns from sources close to the family.
The helicopter crash
Zierock, like the other survivors, Jakob Oberrauch and Johannes Peer (both 34 years old), suffered various fractures when the helicopter hit the ground. The other members of the group of young South Tyrolean entrepreneurs, who were on a second helicopter, remained unharmed, but for the moment they remain in Canada to be close to injured friends and to provide assistance to the families of the victims. Heinzl Oberrauch, 29 years old, Andreas Widmann junior, 35 years old, and the helicopter pilot died in the crash.
Investigations and rescues
The local authorities are continuing their efforts to reconstruct the dynamics of the accident, perhaps caused by a sudden drop in visibility due to the sleet. Despite his serious injuries, the CEO of the Sportler sporting goods store chain, Jakob Oberrauch, managed to raise the alarm via the helicopter’s radio. Due to the adverse weather conditions and the darkness, the search by the rescue teams was difficult and long.