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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Place where teacher 'fell to his death' on school trip

Arrow shows the point where Mr Taylor fell, Matrei, in Austria's mountainous East Tyrol area

Students of a Nottingham teacher who died after falling while on a school trip to Austria have been paying tribute to 'a lovely man'.

Jonathan Taylor, aged 44, fell as he walked back to his accommodation with staff in the early hours of the morning after a night out.

This photo shows the place where he slid down a steep slope and then fell 13ft off of a high stone wall onto the road below.

Police say the fall left the teacher with "serious head injuries". Emergency services attempted to resuscitate Mr Taylor but he died at the scene.

The Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school in Nottingham has ended the trip early with pupils aged between 14 and 15 expected to return to the UK this evening.

Flowers laid at school of teacher killed on school trip

Flowers and messages have been left at the school in Nottingham

Flowers have been laid at the school of a Nottingham IT teacher who died after a fall on a school skiing trip in Austria.

Jonathan Taylor, aged 44, fell as he walked back to his accommodation with staff in the early hours of the morning.

Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school in Nottingham

The 44-year-old teacher went down a steep slope and then fell 13ft off of a high stone wall onto the road below.

Police say the fall left the teacher with "serious head injuries". Emergency services attempted to resuscitate Mr Taylor but he died at the scene.

The Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school in Nottingham has ended the trip early with pupils aged between 14 and 15 expected to return to the UK this evening.

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Teacher 'fell to his death' on school skiing trip

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

The Austrian authorities have ordered a post-mortem examination following the death of a Nottingham teacher on a skiing trip.

Jonathan Taylor, aged 44, fell to his death in the early hours of Easter Sunday as he walked with colleagues.

Teacher died after falling 13ft onto a road in Matrei, in Austria's mountainous East Tyrol area

The school has ended the trip early with pupils aged between 14 and 15 expected to return to the UK this evening.

The Foreign Office confirmed the death of a British national in Austria.

A spokesman said the next of kin had been informed and it was providing consular assistance.

Police do not know how teacher fell to his death

Austrian Police say Jonathan Taylor the Nottingham IT teacher who died after falling on a skiing trip was the last person in a group of his colleagues making their way back but for some "unknown reason" fell.

The 44-year-old went down a steep slope and then fell 13ft off of a high stone wall onto the road below.

Police say the fall left the teacher with "serious head injuries". Emergency services attempted to resuscitate Mr Taylor but he died at the scene.

The Chair of Governors at Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school in Nottingham, David Wilson, said:

"Jonathan Taylor joined Christ the King last Easter. He was a valued member of the school and was popular with both pupils and staff. This is a very sad loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

Teacher killed on school trip 'remembered with affection'

Tributes have been paid to a Nottingham IT teacher who has died after a fall on a school skiing trip in Austria.

Jonathan Taylor, aged 44, fell as he walked back to his accommodation after a night out with staff in the early hours of the morning.

His neighbours Bill and June Bailey from Arnold described him as "friendly and bubbly", and said his wife was now staying with relatives:

"He was a very nice man, both he and his wife."

"He'd lived here a few years and was always helpful and handy.

"We're just very, very sorry as he was a lovely young man."

– Bill Bailey

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Nottingham, the Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon called his death "a tragic loss" and he would be remembered "with affection".

Austrian Police said Mr Taylor was the last person in a group of his colleagues making their way back, but for some "unknown reason" fell.

Nottingham teacher killed on school skiing trip

A teacher from Nottingham has died while on a school skiing trip in Austria.

Jonathan Taylor, 44, fell as he walked back to his accommodation after a night out with colleagues at around 3.10am on Sunday.

Mr Taylor described as "a lovely man" had travelled to the picturesque town of Matrei, in Austria's mountainous East Tyrol area, with about 40 pupils and staff from Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school, Nottingham.

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