British skier dies in French Alps

By Lisa James
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A British man has died in a skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Avoriaz.

Local media reports he was in his 60s and hit a tree at high speed after swerving to avoid a group of people at around 3pm local time on Tuesday (26 March).

A fellow skier told MailOnline: “The man lost control on a very tight, icy corner of a blue run. He seemed to gain control and carry on, then he lost control again, heading straight on through the net indicating sign to show the right turn.

“As I got round the corner, I looked back and saw him lying on a tree trunk surrounded by other trees and rocks.”

The Foreign Office (FCDO) said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who died in France and are in contact with the local authorities.”

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