Unlit road caused teacher death

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of a teacher from Nottingham who died while on a school ski trip in Austria. Jonathan Taylor, 44, fell 10ft down an unlit bank.

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School 'devastated' by death of teacher, full report

The principal of a school in Nottinghamshire says they're devastated by the death of one of their teachers on a skiiing trip to Austria.

Jonathan Taylor from Christ the King Academy died after falling from a roadside wall.

It happened in the resort of Matrei in the Eastern Tyrol region.

The pupils and staff are now back home after the trip was cut short.

Peter Bearne reports.

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School devastated by teacher's death

Jonathan Taylor, 44 from Nottingham died while on a school skiing trip

The principal of a school in Nottinghamshire says they're devastated by the death of one of their teachers on a skiiing trip to Austria.

Jonathan Taylor from Christ the King Academy in Arnold, died after falling from a roadside wall. It happened in the resort of Matrei in the Eastern Tyrol region.

The pupils and staff are now back home after the trip was cut short.

Arrow shows the point where Mr Taylor fell, Matrei, in Austria's mountainous East Tyrol area Credit: Polizei Matrei i.O

School release statement after teacher death

Following the death of teacher Jonathan Taylor on a school skiing trip to Austria, Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy have released the following statement:

Naturally the sad events in Austria have left students, staff and governors devastated at Jonathan’s untimely death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, family and friends as they begin to deal with this tragic loss. The school will of course offer what support it can.

Jonathan was a popular teacher. In the year he was with us he contributed much to the life and ethos of the school. The testaments to his popularity and loss have been voiced by students themselves on social networking sites. We will, at the appropriate time, take the opportunity as aschool to reflect on our loss and celebrate Jonathan’s life.

Our priority at the present time is to support the pupils in school, particularly those who were on the trip and those in Jonathan’s tutor group, to come to terms with the loss. We would ask to be allowed the time and space to do so.

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.

It would be inappropriate for the school to offer further comment at this time.

– Carlo Cuomo, Principal

Students home after school trip tragedy

A group of Nottinghamshire students have returned from a ski trip in Austria where one of their teachers died.

Jonathan Taylor, 44 from Nottingham died while on a school skiing trip

Jonathan Taylor fell down a steep bank and died from head injuries. He was accompanying 40 students from Christ the King School in Arnold.

Arrow shows the point where Mr Taylor fell, Matrei, in Austria's mountainous East Tyrol area Credit: Polizei Matrei i.O.

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Austrian policeman: 'Teachers tried to save him'

An Austrian police officer has told ITV News Central that colleagues of the Nottingham teacher who fell to his death on a school trip tried to save him.

Mathias Ausserdorfer said the owner of the house near to where the teacher fell, as can be seen in the photograph, called the emergency services.

Despite the best efforts of medics 44-year-old Jonathan Taylor could not be saved.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to determine the cause of death.

Pupils from Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school on the trip are due home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Students: 'Ideal teacher who everybody wanted to be taught by'

Students from Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school in Nottingham have paid tribute to the IT teacher who died after falling 13ft to his death on a school trip in Austria.

Described as "the ideal teacher who everybody wanted to be taught by" by one student and "he was lovely, always had a smile on his face and cheered up your day" by another.

Neighbours: 'It was a tragedy that shouldn't have happened'

The neighbours of a Nottingham teacher who was killed after falling on a school skiing trip in Austria have say it was a "tragedy that shouldn't have happened".

June and Bill Bailey from Arnold heard of the death of Jonathan Taylor from his mother-in-law.

June said the 44-year-old teacher was "such a nice guy" and described he and his pregnant wife as "a lovely couple".

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