With an evening hike, the German actor Volker Bruch (“Babylon Berlin”) triggered a mountain rescue operation in Piedmont. The native of Munich, who lives in Berlin, hiked alone in the area around the northern Italian municipality of Formazza northwest of Lake Maggiore on Saturday evening and did not return, the authorities confirmed on Sunday to the German Press Agency.

Colleagues from the team of the film “2 Win”, which is currently being shot there, did not find Bruch (42) in the hotel on Sunday before their planned departure and informed the authorities.

According to their own statements, the emergency services were able to contact Bruch and determine his position at around 2500 meters. In the phone call he said in English that he was fine. A helicopter was also used for the search.