Wehingen (dpa / lsw) - The mountain rescue service had to rescue three young men between the ages of 17 and 21 on Tuesday after they had slipped 120 meters down a steep slope in the Hochberg area.

The men could no longer free themselves.

According to the police, the accident happened because the three unfamiliar with the area wanted to take a shortcut to Wehingen (Tuttlingen district).

With ropes, the mountain rescue service, which could only reach the rough terrain with an all-wheel drive vehicle, was able to free the three men unharmed from their predicament.

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