Nottingham

Austrian ski trip teacher death still not clear

A Nottingham school has said events which led up to the death of one of its teachers on a school skiing trip to Austria are still not clear.

Jonathan Taylor, who taught at Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy, fell down a bank and hit his head in Matrei, in the early hours of Sunday.

Principal Carlo Cuomo said students, staff and governors were "devastated" at Mr Taylor's "untimely death".

He confirmed that no students were present at the incident.

The 44-year-old was walking from a pub with staff colleagues at about 03:00 local time when he tripped and hit his head, dying instantly.

'Tragic loss'

He was on a trip with about 40 pupils, aged 14 and 15, who are now being offered support by the school.

"Whilst the circumstances surrounding the events in Austria are still not clear, we can confirm that no students were present at the incident and that they were under the supervision of teachers at the hotel at the time," Mr Cuomo said.

"Jonathan was a popular teacher. In the year he was with us he contributed much to the life and ethos of the school.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, family and friends as they begin to deal with this tragic loss."

The Austrian authorities have ordered a post-mortem examination to be carried out to determine the cause of death.

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