Teenage climber killed in Alps fall
A teenager has been killed while attempting to climb the French Alps, Swiss media is reporting. He apparently made a mistake while climbing and was airlifted to a hospital in Geneva, where he died.
An 18-year-old man fell 160 feet to his death while climbing in the French Alps, police said.
Ian Jackson, from Middlesbrough, made a mistake with his ropes while abseiling down after a climb in Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.
He was airlifted to hospital after the accident on Wednesday afternoon but died from his injuries.
A police spokesman said Mr Jackson's two friends were watching from below as he abseiled down the Les Gaillands rock face.
He was airlifted by rescue helicopter to Geneva but died on the way to the hospital, he said.