Serious Avalanche at Tignes

A 22 year old British national was hit by an avalanche while snowboarding at Tignes yesterday. The man was found in a state of cardiac arrest by an avalanche dog after 30 minutes under the slide. Rescue workers administered emergency resuscitation on the scene and the victim was taken by helicopter to hospital in Grenoble where he later succumed to his injuries. The accident occurred on a North facing slope at around 2500 meters altitude in the Palafour sector of Tignes. The man, who was found under 1.5 meters of snow, was boarding with his brother at the time.

The avalanche risk was 3 (considerable) on a scale of 5 yesterday. Around 20 cm of fresh snow had fallen over Friday night accompanied by strong winds from the West to North. Météo France has advised backcountry travellers to exercise extreme care especially above 2000 meters on slopes exposed North, East to South and close to ridgelines where new snowslabs have formed under the action of the wind.

Source: ph, additional reporting from:

Posted by on Monday, 19 December, 2005 at 11:05 AM

Year 3000 just came on the radio, ok so i deliberately chose it on we7, but still reminds me of you dude.
Life really isn’t the same without you, there will always be a rafe shaped piece of me missing.

Miss you man.

O by the way, could you fix my light headedness - its just dragging on now…

Still following those footsteps.


Posted by  on  Friday, 25 September, 2009  at 04:40 PM

Big man, we miss you.

Always thinking about you and the great times we had

Love always


Posted by  on  Thursday, 26 November, 2009  at 01:40 PM

Thinking of you again today man. Always missed, rest in peace. Much love, J.

Posted by  on  Thursday, 02 May, 2013  at 01:30 PM

Still missing you ray ray. I get to fly jets now, you helped me out muchos over the training. Cheers bro. Hope you’re rocking it up there. X

Posted by  on  Monday, 03 June, 2013  at 05:15 PM
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