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GB SNOWBOARDER DIES IN CLIFF FALL
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The 50-year-old man plunged over a 30m cliff in the Portes du Soleil in France. An investigation is underway.





He was on holiday with his family in Avoriaz.

Reports say he was riding on his own off-piste in the Pointe de la Chaux Fleurie area in Montriond.

An eye witness alerted the rescue services and they later found his  body.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is underway.

Local reports say he had left his wife and child on the piste as he went into the powder.

The area has seen fresh snow in recent days.

His identity has not been released and the British consulate has been made aware of the accident.

UPDATE:

He has been named Stuart Thurlow as HSBC contractor and artificial intelligence (AI) entrepreneur.

He previously worked for more than 20 years at the investment bank Citi.

He began his career at the London Stock Exchange and was educated at the independent Colfe's School in London.

An HSBC spokesperson said: "Stuart was a highly-valued member of HSBC's global markets operations team. His loss is tragic and he will be sorely missed by his many colleagues and friends at the bank. Our thoughts are with his family."

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