12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Off Cliff in the French Alps

A 12-year-old boy has died after falling off a cliff near the ski resort of Avoriaz in the French Alps.

The boy and his 10-year-old brother, who were on a skiing holiday, went down a mountain and strayed off-piste for an unknown reason on Saturday.

They appear to have got lost, removed their skis and entered a forest, before falling off a 150m (500ft) cliff.

The two were found by rescuers overnight. The elder boy died but his younger brother survived.

According to LCI news website, the two French boys went up a ski lift with their father and sister on Saturday afternoon.

The father decided to take his six-year-old daughter down a slope and allowed the boys to return on their own, it added.

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