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Tuesday 16 September 2014

27-year-old Irish skier dies in avalanche in Switzerland

Published 27/12/2013 | 19:49

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AN Irish skier has died in an avalanche in Switzerland.

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Swiss police from the Uri province confirmed to the Irish Independent that the body of the 27-year-old Irish man was found this morning.


He was reported missing by his girlfriend yesterday evening, after he failed to return from a skiing excursion.


However, adverse weather conditions delayed the emergency services search.


His body was found this morning. 


It is believed that the Irish male was a resident in an area close to Zurich.

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