A 35-year-old Belgian winter sports enthusiast died in the French Alps on Tuesday. He had a serious fall during a jump in the snow park of the Tignes ski area in Savoie. Last week, a 29-year-old Belgian skier also died in the same region.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 5:05 PM
The dramatic accident happened on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m., the Albertville public prosecutor’s office said. The 35-year-old man made a fatal jump in the snow park of Tignes, in the French Savoie, where he was on a skiing holiday with family.
The man was an experienced skier and may have had an unfortunate landing when he made a jump in the snow park. Skiers can show their skills there, including on constructed obstacles. “The Belgian immediately lost consciousness after his fall. When emergency services, including a rescue helicopter with an emergency doctor, arrived on the scene, he had already died, the mountain police said.
Psychological help was provided for the relatives of the man in his thirties who witnessed the tragedy.
The public prosecutor’s office of the city of Albertville has opened an investigation into the exact circumstances of the fatal fall.
Last week, a 29-year-old Belgian also died in the Les Sybelles ski area in the French Alps. According to the Albertville public prosecutor’s office, the man died in an accident on a blue slope at the Le Corbier ski station.