Remains of mountain climber found after 54 years


Police have told the Austria Press Agency they located the partial skeleton Thursday after an alpinist gave them human bones and a hiking boot that he found near a glacier.

They say the find was made in the Tyrollean Alps, at a height of 2,500 meters -- more than 8,200 feet.

Police believe the man is likely a climber from the town of Matrei, close to the foot of the peaks and near the border with Italy who was reported missing while hiking 54 years ago.

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