The man had been in the area Obflue to around 1300 metres, alone, at work, when he fell from about 250 meters over steep terrain in the depth, informed the Obwalden Chancellery of the Canton police on Thursday. When he came home in the evening, rescue workers in the search and found hurt the man badly.

With a winch, they were able to salvage the victims from steep, rough terrain and to go to the hospital to fly. There, he succumbed to his injuries. In use, members of the Alpine rescue station Sarneraatal and a Care Team were in addition to the Rega and the police.