A British student who suffered a horrific snowboarding accident in the French Alps has died, her family has said.
Emily Watts, known as Mimi, fell headfirst into a snowdrift and was stuck for about 45 minutes following the incident in Chamonix on Saturday.
By the time emergency crews arrived, the 26-year-old, from Lavenham in Suffolk, had suffered a cardiac arrest, prompting fears of brain damage.
Her parents, Nicky McAllister and Dominic Watts, along with her 27-year-old brother Rory, flew to France to be by her bedside.
But after a number of days on a life support machine, she died earlier today, Miss Watts' aunt Shona Pollock said.