Tuesday 27 September 2016

Family pay tribute to 'adorable, caring' boy (7) killed in skiing accident

Emma Clark

Published 12/04/2015 | 22:52

Seven-year-old Carwyn Scott-Howell, from Wales, who died when he fell from a cliff edge after losing his way in the Alpine resort of Flaine on Friday. Family Handout/PA Wire
Seven-year-old Carwyn Scott-Howell, from Wales, who died when he fell from a cliff edge after losing his way in the Alpine resort of Flaine on Friday. Family Handout/PA Wire

The family of a seven-year-old boy who died on a family ski holiday in the French Alps have described him as "daring outgoing determined little boy" and a "very competent skier and snowboarder".

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Carwyn Scott-Howell, from Wales, died when he fell from a cliff edge after losing his way in the Alpine resort of Flaine on Friday.

In a statement released through the Foreign Office, his family said they were enjoying their last ski run together when Carwyn's sister "lost her ski on a jump and at this point Carwyn skied ahead".

The statement said: "Carwyn was an adorable caring person who gave so much love.

"Very daring outgoing determined little boy who's handsome smile lit up any room and made life full of laughter with never a dull moment. Seven years is too short a time to be an angel in the sky.

"Carwyn was a very competent skier and snowboarder who had started skiing at the age of three and spent several weeks each year skiing. We had spent the most happy ski holiday together in the French ski resort of Flaine."

The statement went on to explain how the family became separated on their last run of the day on Friday afternoon.

"The family were all enjoying their last ski run over the small jumps and bumps at the side of the slope together, when Carwyn's sister lost her ski on a jump and at this point Carwyn skied ahead," it said.

"The family cannot explain their feeling of utter devastation with a vast void in their hearts. The family would like to thank all their friends and family for their support at this time and the vast help from the British Consulate.

"The family now ask for time to grieve in private."

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