Briton killed in Alps plunge
A BRITISH holidaymaker has died after falling from a chairlift in the French Alps.
Jeff Martin, 65, collapsed on the lift after suffering a heart attack and then fell from the moving lift, from a height of 32ft. Emergency services tried in vain to resuscitate him for 30 minutes.
Mr Martin, an accomplished sailor who lived in Falmouth and officiated at the London 2012 Olympics, was on holiday in the ski resort of Méribel.
He boarded the six-seater chairlift with a friend on Friday lunchtime, and they were the only two passengers. Less than a minute later, he was taken ill and then fell off the lift on to the mountain below.
SKI TRAGEDY: Jeff Martin