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The father and brother of the British skiing victim attempted in vain to give her first aid after seeing the 10-year-old career over the edge of the piste and smash into a tree in woods at the Austrian resort.
Police said the girl was knocked unconscious and left very badly hurt after the accident, which happened on Sunday afternoon on the last run of the day at Mayrhofen.
Her mother had returned to the bottom of the mountain by cable car so was not there to witness the accident. A police spokesman said:
A 10-year-old British girl has died during a family skiing holiday in Austria after she hurtled off piste and crashed into a tree.
The child, who had been wearing a helmet, is understood to have been skiing with her father and brother when she lost control on the slopes at the Mayrhofen resort, situated in the Tirol region.
She was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Inssbruck but died of her injuries yesterday, police said.