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American skier dies in accident in Swiss canton of Valais

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American skier dies in accident in Swiss canton of Valais
By Norbert Aepli, Switzerland, C
09:57 CET+01:00
A 20-year-old American has died while skiing in the Mont Fort area of Switzerland's Valais.

The young man had been missing since Wednesday, cantonal police said in statement.

His body was found by rescue crews in rocky terrain on Thursday afternoon.

Initial investigations suggest the American left the marked ski pistes in the area of the Mont-Fort mountain, part of the large 4 Vallées ski resort. He then fell several metres from a cliff.

An investigation into the accident is now underway.


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