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Posted 26 November 2012 - 00:06

Two British climbers have solved a decades old mystery after returning from a climb to find the bodies of three Swiss brothers who vanished without a trace in the Swiss Alps more than 86 years ago.

The pair vanished on March 4th 1926 and now the three bodies found by the unnamed British climbers have been identified this week in Lötschental, Switzerland.

Johann Ebener, 31, and his brothers Cletus, 29, and Fidelis, 22, will now be buried by their relatives.

DNA tests confirmed that it is the remains of the trio. Their mountain guide Max Rieder who was with them on the day is however still missing.

Marianne Bellwald, 70, the niece of the men who was born 16-years after they vanished said: "We knew one day that the glacier would reveal the men. Finally my uncles are coming home from the mountain."

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 00:28

At least now we know, if anyone is still interested.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 00:33

Someone had a dark sense of humor, with the title.

After 86 years, they're not likely to turn up alive in Rio. :laugh:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:39

I wonder if their bodies were preserved ?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 19:41

^ Yes -- and Dr. Frankenstein thinks he can reanimate them ! :woot:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 00:41

After 86 years, they're not likely to turn up alive in Rio. :laugh:


If they had, that would be a real news story. :p