There has been another serious avalanche at Tignes around 13h00. A group of 8 British and French skiers were off piste itineary of the Vallon de la Sache under the Aiguille Percée when two of the group triggered the slide. One of the victims was quickly recovered by a piste patroller who spotted his hat in the debris but the other victim, a forty year old British man, spent over 30 minutes under the snow. Found in a state of cardio-vascular arrest first aid was administered at the scene before the victim was taken by helicopter to Grenoble in a serious but not critical condition.
The slide measured 70 meters by 300 meters. Neither of the victims had avalanche transceivers. The avalanche risk was 4. Conditions were excellent with good visibility but extremely cold.