Four snowboarders die in French Alps avalanche

Agencies | 2017-02-14 07:20

Four snowboarders die in French Alps avalanche

Search continues after four fatalities were reported in an avalanche near the French Alps resort of Tignes on Feb 13, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

All four fatalities - a 49-year-old instructor, a 48-year-old father, his 15-year-old son and a 19-year-old half-brother - are believed to be French but were not identified by officials by name.

They had been walking off piste - snowboards in hand - with a guide near the main Tignes slopes when the avalanche hit, Martrenchard said, adding that they were equipped with locator devices.

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