Swiss find tourist’s body in a glacier crevasse

Rescue workers have located the body of a Costa Rican tourist who died while snowboarding in the mountains of Switzerland.

The skier, Jorge Brenes Jaikel, 30, disappeared Wednesday at Zermatt. He appears to have fallen into a crevasse in a glacier.

The foreign ministry here said that the Swiss mounted a rescue effort with 16 professional guides, two dogs and even a helicopter. Rescue crews had been working since Saturday.

Police managed to trace the man and learned he withdrew money from an automatic teller and then rented snowboarding equipment. He was not a stranger to winter sports, his family told the foreign ministry.

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