Skier killed in alpine avalanche named
A British skier died after being swept away by an avalanche in the Italian Alps, mountain rescue officials said today.
James Ryan was skiing off-piste in Val di Rhemes with a group of friends and a guide when he was caught in the tumbling snow yesterday.
The 37-year-old from Huddersfield died on the way to hospital, a mountain rescue spokesman said.
One of his companions, who was also engulfed in the snowfall, survived.
The avalanche took place at about 5pm, when the group was skiing near the Punta Paletta run on Mount Rosso.
It was thought to be about 400 metres (437 yards) wide.
The spokesman said the weather in the region had been warm.
The incident is the latest of a number of mountain-related deaths recorded in the Aosta region this year, he added.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Saint-Christophe, in a province of Aosta on March 28.
"Next of kin are aware and we are providing consular assistance."
Guide dog mauled while helping owner deliver Christmas cards
Life on Earth may have developed below rather than above ground, reveal scientists
Nelson Mandela’s complex bond with Britain
The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
10 stone five-year-old taken into care
- 1 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 5 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- < Previous
- Next >
£55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Senior Java De...
£25000 - £35000 per annum: Harrington Starr: PHP Developer (Web Developer, MyS...
£55000 - £75000 per annum + 28 Days Holiday: Harrington Starr: Flex Developer ...
£50000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Senior Core Ja...