British skier, 39, is missing after heading out for 'one last run alone' in the French Alps as a heavy snow storm batters the slopes

Mail Online | 1/9/2018 | Peter Allen In France For Mailonline
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Fears are growing for the safety of a British skier who went ‘for one last run alone’ in terrible weather conditions after a day on the pistes with his family in the French Alps.

John Bromell, 39, from Lincolnshire, was last seen on the Paquis chairlift in the resort of Tignes at 4.30pm on Sunday.

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The weather at the time was ‘severe and getting worse’, according to gendarmes in the area, who launched a full-scale alert at 11pm.

Family and friends had not been able to contact Mr Nromell by his mobile phone, and were becoming increasingly worried.

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Mr Bromell’s phone and Tignes ski pass could technically be used by the authorities to track down his exact location, but by Monday night this had proved impossible.

On Monday, the entire Tignes ski area was shut because of the high risk of avalanche caused by high winds and heavy snow fall.

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It was impossible to get search helicopters up in the hugely dangerous conditions, and ground patrols were also struggling to move.

Mr Bromell was described in posters as 6ft tall, and last seen wearing a multi-coloured bobble hat and jacket.

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The pictures were taken at the weekend when Mr Bromell picked up his ski equipment, and his pass, and the alert poster...
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