A BRIT tourist has died after a “high speed” crash while skiing off-piste in the French Alps.
The man, 50, went into cardiac arrest and suffered serious injuries in the horror accident at the Meribel ski resort.
AFPThe Brit, 50, died while skiing at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps[/caption]
A ski station operator who witnessed the incident described the man as “taking off” into the air before landing at a “very high speed”, reports the Telegraph.
Emergency services, including mountain rescuers and a helicopter, rushed to the scene, where the man was pronounced dead.
Skiers who witnessed the crash are said to be in “shock” and are receiving psychological support.
French police are investigating the incident.
The incident happened in the Saulire sector of the resort, where the world skiing championships are taking place.
Meanwhile, an American skier, 21, died after plunging 650ft in Upper Savoie mountains.