Mountain biker is killed by hunter in accidental shooting
A British man has been shot dead by a hunter while mountain biking in the Alps.
Philippe Toccanier, prosecutor for the Thonon-Les-Bains region, said the death was believed to be an accident.
He said the 34-year-old cyclist certainly "couldn't be confused with game, as he had a coloured helmet and a coloured mountain bike".
The victim was reported to have owned a restaurant in the nearby ski resort of Les Gets.
Mr Toccanier said the victim, from Wales but who lived in France, was cycling down a mountain in the Montriond area at around 6pm when he passed near a group of game hunters.
A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital for shock and is being investigated for aggravated manslaughter.
The UK Foreign Office said: "We are in contact with the local authorities about the death of a British man in France, and we are providing assistance to his family."