Hampshire boy killed in avalanche

A 16-year-old boy from Winchester has been killed in an avalanche in Austria

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College leads tributes to avalanche victim

Cameron Bespolka from Winchester died in an avalanche while skiing with his family in Austria. The schoolboy's ex-College also released a tribute to the 16-year-old saying he was 'a gentle, kind, talented boy who was very popular'. Sally Simmonds has this report.

Winchester headteacher pays tribute to 'instantly likeable' teen

The headteacher of a college where the teenager that was killed in an avalanche attended has released a statement in tribute to Cameron Bespolka.

The headteacher said: "He is one of triplets, and also had a younger sister. His parents are very caring and focused on their children whom they clearly love very much."

On behalf of the entire school, I would like to express our deep sorrow on learning about the death of Cameron Bespolka while on holiday in Austria. Cameron was in his third year at Winchester College and was universally regarded as a gentle,kind, talented boy who was very popular with staff and pupils alike. He was modest and had a quiet, individual style, but was a strong personality and instantly likeable. Patient and caring, he put people immediately at their ease.He also had an impish and dry sense of humour.

– Winchester College headteacher

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Winchester teen killed in Austria avalanche

Cameron Bespolka was killed in an avalanche in Austria

A 16-year-old Hampshire boy has been killed in an Austrian avalanche.

Cameron Bespolka from Winchester died at the Austrian resort of Lech Am Arlberg on last Tuesday.

The schoolboy was one of triplets holidaying in Austria with their father, who suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital.

Winchester teen killed in avalanche named

A 16-year-old from Hampshire who died in an Austrian avalanche has been named.

Cameron Bespolka from Winchester died at the resort of Lech Am Arlberg after being buried under the snow.

The schoolboy was one of triplets holidaying in Austria with their father, who suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital.

The brothers and their dad were taking part in a skiiing lesson with an instructor when the snow fell on Tuesday at 1.30pm.

Hampshire boy killed in Austrian avalanche

The Austrian ski resort Lech am Arlberg Credit: PA

A teenager from Winchester has been killed in an avalanche on a ski holiday in Austria.

Local police say the boy's and father's anti-avalanche airbags were activated but both were still buried beneath the snow.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national and thehospitalisation of a British national on December 17 in Lech, Austria"

The ski resort where the killed teen was staying Credit: PA

Winchester teenager killed in avalanche

A teenager from Hampshire has been killed in an avalanche while skiing in Austria with his family.

The boy's father is seriously injured and his twin brother is reported to be uninjured.

The 16-year-old boy was buried under an avalanche at the resort of Lecham Arlberg.

Austrian police said the instructor who was giving them a ski lesson will face criminal investigation.

A police spokesman said:" The father and his boy were buried. The ski guide was able to get away from the avalanche and immediately after he called rescue teams. He then started trying to free the two who were buried. The rescue team finally rescued the father and got the boy out some time later."

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