Two Czechs found dead in French Alps
Two Czech citizens have been found dead in the French Alps. The French police found their bodies around noon on Thursday at the bottom of an approximately 30-meter-deep crack on the north face of the Barre des Écrins, the highest mountain in the Dauphiné Alps, at an altitude of approximately 3,900 meters. The cause of death is still being investigated, according to Czech and French media reports.
The pair, 45-year-old Marek Papoušek and 48-year-old Pavla Marečková, both from Žďár nad Sázavou, had been missing since they failed to return home from their vacation. The couple were last known to be in the Ecrins National Park on July 19 and were supposed to return home last Friday. A request for help in finding the missing climbers was shared on Facebook by the couple's acquaintances and students of the high school where Papoušek taught. The Czech police removed the names of the pair of tourists from the database of missing persons, where they had been listed since July 25, on Thursday afternoon.