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British skier John Bromell's body found in French Alps

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Image caption John Bromell, from Willingham by Stow, near Gainsborough, went missing in the French Alps in January

The body of a man found in the French Alps last week is that of a missing British skier, French police confirmed.

John Bromell, 39, from Willingham by Stow, near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, was last seen on the Paquis chairlift in Tignes, on 7 January.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "Our staff are supporting the family of a British man following his death in France."

It said it was in contact with the French authorities.

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At the time of Mr Bromell's disappearance, there was more than 1m (3ft) of snow reported in the resort, with a warning about the risk of avalanches issued.

A full-scale search by French police was hampered by what were described as "terrible conditions".

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