Cuddly toy frog 'rescued' in Alps

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Cuddly toy frog 'rescued' in Alps

A mountain rescuer said Monday he was hired by a German couple to look for their toy frog that had tumbled from a 2,000-metre (6,500-feet) peak in the Austrian Alps.

The sun sets at the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glacier Ski Areas in the Alps mountains in Austria in The sun sets at the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glacier Ski Areas in the Alps mountains in Austria in 2010 Photo: AFP

After an eight-hour search costing Doris and Juergen Bellmann 425 euros ($565), the cuddly green toy, something of a lucky charm for the couple from near Munich, was found, rescuer Markus Fleischmann told AFP.

"It wasn't that dangerous a mission and, it being off-season, I had nothing better to do," he said.

Doris Bellmann, 53, told the Heute daily that she was taking a photograph of her engineer husband and the frog on top of the 2,192-metre Hinteren Goinger Halt peak in the Austrian state of Tyrol last month.

Her husband, 54, then slipped. He was able to hang on and get back up again, but the frog tumbled to the depths below.

"We spent two days looking and went home very sad," she said.

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