Tour guide gets drunk and abandons 60 tourists on mountain during bad weather

Tour guide (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

Police launched an investigation after a tour guide abandoned a large group of tourists after drinking a lot of alcohol, according to police in Austria.

The incident unfolded at the Rax Mountain range on Saturday around 3:00 p.m., after 60 tourists of Hungary, went to explore the scenic area.

The tourists were forced to call for help after the tour guide, who was not identified, disappeared and they got lost. A team of twelve rescuers arrived at the scene and brought the 60 tourists down from the mountains.

The tourists told investigators that their tour guide was drinking alcohol from the time they began ascending the mountains.

Suddenly, the weather turned bad and a storm passed through the area. That is when the tourists realized that they were lost and their tour guide was not there.

When the tour guide was later found by police, he denied being drunk. He could not explain why he abandoned the tourists.

Police have not filed any charges because nobody was hurt.