This was announced by Deputy Head of the Office of the Prosecutor General in the Urals Federal District Andrei Kuryakov.
“The version of the avalanche has found its full confirmation, but the cause of death is not only it,” he said.
When the avalanche began, Dyatlov’s group left the tent through the openings in it and left 50 meters from the tent to the stone ridge, the natural limiter of the avalanche, Kuryakov explained.
“They did everything right ... But here is the second reason why the group was sentenced. When they turned around, they did not see the tent. Visibility was 16 meters. They walked 50 meters, ”RIA Novosti quoted a prosecutor.
An experiment was conducted that confirmed that it is impossible to find a tent with your eyes closed, even if you know in what direction it is approximately, he added.
After that, according to the department, the tourists went down further and lit a fire, and then tried to return and find a tent, but they froze - the temperature was around -40 ... -45 ° C.
“It was a heroic fight. There was no panic. But they had no chance to escape in these circumstances, ”summed up Kuryakov.
In February 2019, the Prosecutor General's Office again launched an investigation into the causes of the death of the Dyatlov group. The most likely versions then called an avalanche, a snowboard and a hurricane.
As specified, the prosecutor's office of the Sverdlovsk region intended to conduct nine examinations to determine the causes of death of tourists.