A new fatal accident occurred Monday morning in the Alps.

A young 19-year-old skier died after a fall in the Tignes area (Savoie), we learned from mountain rescue and the mayor of the town.

The young man "exited the track", alone, resulting in a traumatic fall, said the emergency services who were alerted around 9:30 am Monday.

The young skier "lost his life following a heavy fall in the Tovière sector", said the mayor of Tignes Serge Revial ​​in a press release.

In cardiac arrest when the rescuers and CRS arrived, the skier could not be revived.

An investigation entrusted to the CRS company in Courchevel

The SMUR helicopter doctor noted the death, specifies Serge Revial, who addressed with Frédéric Bonnevie, general manager of the Tignes piste management, his "warmest thoughts to the family and loved ones of the victim".

An investigation was opened by the Albertville prosecutor's office and entrusted to the CRS company in Courchevel.

Several skiers have died in recent weeks in winter sports resorts after falls or collisions.

Actor Gaspard Ulliel (37) died in mid-January after being accidentally hit by another skier in Savoie, while a 5-year-old British girl died in similar circumstances in Haute-Savoie a few days earlier.

On Saturday, a 16-year-old teenager was also the victim of a fatal accident on a slope in the Courchevel area (Savoie), while he was skiing with his father.

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