France: British woman dies in 100-meter fall in the French Alps

Posted on August 16, 2013 • Filed under: France, Tourist Dies reports that a British woman has died after a fall while walking at high altitude in the French Alps, police said on Wednesday. The 52-year-old woman, who was walking alone at the time, appeared to have lost her footing on a narrow path leading to the top of the Col de Vaurze in the Isere region of eastern France and fell around 100 metres (330 feet). Her body was discovered by other walkers on Wednesday morning and they called the emergency services. The woman’s identity was not immediately released with mountain rescue officers saying her name would not be released until her family had been informed. Read article

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