A Russian scientist fell 150 meters from a mountain to his death after his hiking app sent him the wrong way, police officers say.
The corpse of Dr. Dmitry Fedyanin was found at the foot of the Hoher Laafeld peak in the Berchtesgaden Alps National Park in Germany after he was reported missing.
The police assume that the 34-year-old found his way down to the Gotzenalm am Königssee via an app on his cell phone, but was guided along a path with no paths.
Mountain rescue experts found his body a day after his fall on August 12, when he was unable to return.
He is said to have died of head injuries.
dr Fedyanin was an expert in the study of ultraviolet light and a senior research fellow at the Department of Nano-Optics at the German University of Siegen.
According to his LinkedIn page, he studied at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Maximilian Maier, spokesman for the Upper Bavaria police, said: “Our investigators assume that the male person slipped in the rocky area with some grassy areas.”
“Then he slid down at least 150 meters.
“It is understood that he was traveling alone.
“The involvement of other people can be ruled out.”
According to reports, Dr. Fedyanin one of four hikers who died in the park in just ten days BR24.
On Saturday, a 29-year-old woman from Austria was killed after losing her footing on the rocky terrain.
A 49-year-old hiker also died that same morning, albeit of natural causes.
Meanwhile, a 57-year-old woman from the Black Forest fell to her death on Friday.
According to the police, she fell about 200 meters in front of her horrified husband.