Boy, 7, killed in skiing accident
11 April 2015, 17:44
Grenoble - A seven-year-old British boy died when he skied over a cliff after straying off piste in the French Alps, emergency services said on Saturday.
The boy, who had been on a family skiing holiday in the resort of Flaine in France's Haute Savoie region, is believed to have taken a wrong turn on Friday after asking his mother if he could make the last descent of the day alone.
"He hit a rocky outcrop, then fell 50 to 100m," an emergency services spokesperson said.
The boy had earlier been skiing in a family group with his mother and brothers and sisters.
Rescuers believe he died instantly, about two hours before he was found.
An investigation has been launched.