A British skier has plunged to his death from a mountain while heroically saving a woman’s life in the French Alps.
Jordan Waugh, 23, fell off a cliff while helping the girl climb up after they got lost skiing off-piste.
She was also injured in the fall but survived.
Mountain rescue workers said Jordan, from York, the woman and another man ventured off-piste in the resort of Alpe d’Huez.
They headed in the wrong direction and became trapped on the mountainside.
They took off their skis and began to climb upwards, but the icy slope was too steep and Jordan and the woman fell down the cliff together.
She is now in intensive care in hospital, although her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The other man was unhurt.
All three were experienced skiers and had met while working for holiday company VIP Ski, according to bosses.
Managing director Andy Sturt added: ‘Our efforts are currently concentrated on providing unlimited support and assistance to the victims of the accident, their colleagues and most importantly, the family of the deceased, to whom we extend our heartfelt sympathies and wholehearted condolences.’
Jordan’s family said he was a keen sportsman who dreamed of being an officer in the army.
The Foreign Office said: ‘Following the death of a British national in the French Alps, we are providing consular support to the family.
‘We remain in close contact with local authorities.’