Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Scottish businessman Jeremy Salvesen dies after French Alps ski fall

Image caption The Foreign Office is providing assistance after the death in the Alps

A Scottish businessman has died from "catastrophic" injuries after a skiing accident in the French Alps.

Jeremy Salvesen, 51, from Elie in Fife, was with his family in the resort of La Clusaz when it is understood he fell and hit his head on a rock on Thursday.

Mr Salvesen was reported to have been taken to hospital in nearby Annecy, where he died.

His family have now released a statement saying they will treasure all their memories of him.

The statement continues: "We are devastated by Jeremy's death as a result of catastrophic injuries in a tragic accident in the French Alps while he was skiing on a beautiful day with a large family group.

"We all take comfort from knowing that he was doing something he loved with a big smile on his face.

"As always, Jeremy was pushing himself to the limit. His life has been a wonderful adventure and we treasure all our memories of him.

"We want to thank everyone at La Clusaz and at Annecy who did everything they could for Jeremy and in particular, we want to thank the expert medical professionals who cared for him."

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national on 10 April in France.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."