A young British doctor has died in a freak skiing accident after taking a ‘wrong turn’ and plunging off a 30-foot cliff.
Just after lunch, William Reid, 25, his girlfriend Kirsty Summers, 25, and stepbrother Murray, 20 decided to ski back to their apartments in Avoriaz, France. The two lost sight of William, but moments later came around the corner to see doctors trying to resuscitate him on the ground. The medics battled in vain to resuscitate William, who had landed on concrete, while his helpless family stood and watched.
An FCO spokesperson said: ‘We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Avoriaz, France, after a skiing accident and are in contact with the French authorities.’
The keen footballer and rugby player, who has been skiing for 15 years, died at the same cliff where a 12-year-old boy was found dead in 2018. A 50-year-old British man also fell 100-ft to his death while snowboarding off-piste at the resort in April last year.
William’s devastated dad paid tribute to his son, who also had carried out a stint at Harvard Medical School, describing him as ‘an outstanding person’.