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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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.

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