A British skier has been killed after falling hundreds of feet off a cliff in the French Alps.
The man, in his 20s, fell 650 ft in Oz-en-Oizans, in Isère, east of Grenoble.
He was skiing off-piste with two friends, one of whom was injured and one unharmed, in the Alpette area.
In a separate tragedy, a 13-year-old boy was killed after falling almost 500ft off a cliff with his 10-year-old brother who survived.
A British skier has been killed after falling hundreds of feet off a cliff in the French Alps. File photo
The children had left a piste in Avoriaz, a resort in the French Alps popular with the Brits east of Geneva.
Their father raised the alarm after the tragic pair failed to return to the ski station.
A frantic search was launched and the body of the 13-year-old was discovered at the foot of a cliff in the early hours of Sunday morning.
His younger brother was found conscious and is recovering in hospital in Thonon-les-bains.
The boys had been skiing on Saturday afternoon. The last lift they had taken was the Baron teleski.
The man, in his 20s, fell 650 ft in Oz-en-Oizans, in Isère, east of Grenoble (pictured)
They left the piste and entered a forest in the super-Morzine area at the junction of the Avoriaz and Morzine domaines.
They were discovered by rescuers at 4am on Sunday.
A police spokesman said: ‘Their father reported the boys’ disappearance at the end of the afternoon. They fell from a 150 metre cliff. An investigation has been opened.’
The Briton who died in Isère on Saturday was ski touring. Specially adapted skis and boots are used to enable the skier to walk uphill and access remoter areas.
The rescue operation lasted several hours due to the inaccessible terrain.
The accident is the latest tragedy involving Britons in the Alps.
In a separate tragedy, a 13-year-old boy was killed after falling almost 500ft off a cliff with his 10-year-old brother who survived. File photo
A 21-year-old British skier was killed after smashing into a tree on the side of a piste in the Swiss ski resort of Les Diablerets on Tuesday.
And two men from Cambridge died in Chamonix, France, skiing off-piste at the end of January.
Earlier that month, British skier John Promell, 39, went missing in the French resort of Tignes after heading off for ‘one last run’ during bad weather.
Worried family and friends have been unable to reach him.
His disappearance came just days after Owen Lewis, 22, from Coventry, froze to death after getting lost in the French resort of Risoul.
Meanwhile, in the Swiss Alps, a 40-year-old cross-country skier was killed in an avalanche on Saturday.
The woman was with three other Swiss nationals, all of whom were injured.
The avalanche on the Tsa mountain, in the southern canton of Wallis, swept the skiers away shortly after 2pm in Saturday.
Rescuers dug the skiers out from the snow and airlifted them to hospital.