Last year, the police carried out slightly fewer rescues on the mountains than in previous years, 306. In the previous year, 2020, 336 rescues were carried out on the mountains, according to statistics from the Police Rescue Service Group.
“The trend is that the number of rescues in the mountains is going down over the five years for which there are good statistics, but there are many factors that play a role, such as weather and epidemics,” says Lars Ragnvaldsson, business developer at the rescue service. group on the authority’s website.
About 380 people were rescued last year. The majority were Swedes, and in most cases people suffered from falls.
And the number of avalanche-related operations increased in 2021 to 17, compared to the average of 10, with half of the mountain rescues taking place during the summer.
In 2019, 328 mountain rescues were carried out. In 2018 and 2017, 334 and 395 were implemented, respectively.
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