Hampshire boy killed in avalanche

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

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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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