British skier killed in Val d'Isère named as Thomas Lynch

stock picture of Val d'Isere
Image caption Val d'Isere is popular with skiers from Britain and the rest of Europe

A Briton who died after crashing into a snow cannon while skiing in the French resort of Val d'Isère has been named.

Thomas Lynch, 22, from Leicestershire, died on Tuesday. His family has been informed.

He worked as a resort rep for Crystal Ski and was skiing on piste with colleagues on a day off when he hit the snow-making apparatus.

The Foreign Office said it had been informed of Mr Lynch's death and was "providing consular assistance".

Medics tried to save him after his friends raised the alarm, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crystal Ski, which is part of TUI Ski, issued a statement saying: "TUI Ski are helping to make arrangements for the family to fly out to France.

"A welfare counsellor is also on the way to France to assist staff who witnessed the accident. The French authorities and the British Consulate in France have been informed.

"Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time," they added.

Mr Lynch had also worked for Crystal Ski in the French Alpine resorts of La Plagne and Meribel.