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Old December 29th 03, 11:33 PM
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Default One dead in avalanche in Val D'Isere

A British skier has been killed in the French Alps after being swept away by
an avalanche.

Jonathan Smout, 34, was skiing off-piste at the popular winter resort of Val
D'Isere when the accident happened.

Mr Smout, who was staying at the resort of Tignes, was skiing with seven
others, including the instructor, when tragedy struck.

It is unknown if anyone else was injured in the avalanche.