Meribel, a ski resort in the French Alps. Photograph: David Ebener/DPA/Corbis
A British teenager who died in an accident while skiing in the French Alps has been named as 17-year-old Louis Ross.
Louis was with a group of friends when he lost control on a slope in Meribel, the same resort where former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a brain injury in 2013.
Louis was a lower sixth pupil at Canford School, an independent co-educational school in Wimborne, Dorset.
In a statement the school said: “We are devastated by this shocking news and are doing all we can to support the family during this time. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Canford community are with them.”
Friends of the teenager have tweeted to express their shock at Louis’s sudden death, with one saying “RIP Louis” and “Don’t take life for granted”.
French police said Louis was going too fast down an intermediate blue piste despite signs asking skiers to slow down ahead of an intersection. He lost balance and smashed into the slope at 10.35am on Wednesday.
Despite wearing a helmet, Louis suffered injuries to his face and, according to mountain rescuers, also sustained internal injuries to his chest. There has not been significant snowfall for nearly two weeks at the resort, and police believe the hardness of the piste contributed to the severity of the accident.
Mountain rescuers were at the scene within 10 minutes and found the teenager in cardiac arrest. Despite multiple attempts at resuscitation, it became apparent when the medic arrived in a helicopter that nothing could be done to save him.
The authorities are investigating the incident.
Tributes were paid to the teenager.
— Millie Smith (@Millie_Smithh)
RIP to one of my bestfriends Louis Ross, I am going to miss you so much💗💗💗
— JORDAN (@Too_Much_Payne)
life is so precious and is taken within a heartbeat. RIP Louis Ross, seemed like an all round top guy🙏🏻
— Ethan~ (@EthanLindsay777)
Rest in peace Louis Ross, can't believe it x
— Rose (@rosebrench1ey)
RIP Louis Ross, you will never be forgotten
Manu Dupost, a member of the mountain rescue team, said: “My message to the English public is to please be careful. Ski slopes are dangerous and it’s important to be cautious with your speed to help avoid an accident and keep you safe.”what does a systematic mean Old dog new tricks mythbusters what happened to the dogs How to get a ladder in animal crossing How to print screen on chromebook what are vampires How to make a custom ringtone on iphone How to find gspot Stressed out how mind playing tricks on me gave anxiety How to mass delete emails on gmail what does terminal cancer mean How to layer necklaces Where to buy flare nail tips We also provide the parents with safety tips produce and don'ts on how to keep their children safe what does otw mean what does it mean to dream with snow what are critical thinking skills How to do penicl tricks what does the two numbers in blood pressure mean How to clean glass pipe How to train your cat to do tricks what does blood in your stool mean How to cook meat tips in crock pot How much is it to adopt a child? what does mps stand for How to draw hair? How to boost your metabolism? How to write a formal letter How to plant daffodil bulbs How to start dreads How to make chorizo and eggs? what does apparent mean what time does euphoria season 2 come out what does st mean Hallowen is not even a thing where is the tricks? How long does it take to smoke ribs what does it feel like outside right now what color are the two g's in the google logo? when does what if come out Tips for college students on how to read Tips how to hang cords from computer desk for laptop what does chulo mean in spanish How to turn off quickbooks desktop export tips what does action mean What was the gift for doing tricks in 14 days of fortnite what does defaulting on a loan mean How to stop coughing attacks? How to reset an ipad Tips on how to give yourself a bikini wax How to draw a puppy How-to-lose-weight-tips what does insecure mean what does castrated mean Interview question tips what human-relations skills will you bring with you How long to charge apple watch? How long does it take to get a death certificate? Little boy who can do card tricks saves other world movie what are spurs what does swag mean How to delete cash app What time of year do spruce tips grow How to do skate tricks in pokemon x and y what does gender envy mean How to be kind How to set up gmail account what does it mean when you have white discharge what does the epididymis do How to treat a cyst? what does furlough mean what does pog champ mean what does associated mean what are good sat scores what does authority mean what does stacked mean Tricks when doingtaxes How to watch movies with friends online How to remove black mold? How to find who owns a property How to make burgundy color what does aspca stand for How to sign up for social security? Tips how to do anniversary palette ypunique what does whiplash look like on mri How to take airpod tips off What size comply foam tips should i get How to grab the big toy at dave and buster tricks How to do tricks on monster energy supercross How to make pork chops in the oven? what does a dogwood tree look like How to forward a text what does exemplify mean what does liabilities mean How to get viruses off iphone? How smart is your home?learn 8 tips that could make what are the 7 pieces of armor of god How to become a navy seal? How to find variable cost? Whats it called when you have to show your tips what does dirty martini mean How to write a rhetorical analysis? what time does the dmv open near me How to download on hulu? How to review profit and loss statement tips How to lose weight fast for teens? what does miscellaneous mean How to file nail tips Clash of clans how to play better tips what does salt life mean How to join goth clique in bitlife? Runescape how to turn off tips How to do tricks fifa 21 what does retail price mean what does tb mean in texting How to make and sell nft art? Why do house plants turn brown on the tips How to teach a dog to lay down? How to roast garlic in the oven? what time are the fireworks How to do cool dance tricks