British man found dead in frozen stream at French ski resort


British man found dead in frozen stream at French ski resort

A 26-year-old British man has been found dead in a stream at a French ski resort after he reportedly lost his way while en route to a bar.

Officials at La Plagne said Louis Robertson from Glasgow was discovered more than 24 hours after he tried to take a short cut on Wednesday night.

According to The Guardian, he was reported missing at 1am on Thursday and a resort-wide alert was issued at 4pm. His body was found at 7.50am the following morning.

A spokeswoman for La Plagne in France's south-eastern Savoie region said: "It would seem that he had left one bar to go to another and was trying to take a short cut through the snow."

The Daily Mirror reports that Mr Robertson's body was found in the Lovatiere area in the centre of La Plagne, which is hugely popular among British tourists.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in France. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

Mr Robertson arrived at the resort on Sunday with two friends for a week's holiday.

La Plagne was created in 1961 in the Alpine Tarentaise valley and is made up of 11 resorts.

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