Funeral for ski death schoolgirl

The family of a British schoolgirl who died in a skiing accident in the Austrian Alps have spoken of how she "lived every day as if it might be her last". Mourners will gather today for the funeral today of 10-year-old Jemima Prees.

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Brother tried to revive sister after ski accident

The Prees family were on the last ski run of the day in Innsbruck when Jemima careered into woodland and was knocked unconscious. Her father and her brother Barnaby both witnessed the accident on February 10.

Recalling the incident, Tim Prees described how Barnaby spent 40 minutes trying to revive his sister, despite the fact she was "fairly clearly dead". His actions drew praise from emergency services who arrived at the scene.

They allowed him to carry on, because they did say they couldn't have done any better.

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Tributes ahead of funeral for British girl killed skiing

The family of a British schoolgirl who died in a skiing accident in the Austrian Alps have spoken of how she "lived every day as if it might be her last".

Mourners will gather for the funeral today of 10-year-old Jemima Prees, who was killed when she hit a tree at high speed on February 10 while on a half-term holiday with her family.

Jemima Prees Credit: Family handout

In an interview with ITV, Karen Prees said: "She was lovely, she was gorgeous, she was very active. She loved life. She lived every day as if it might be her last.

"Sometimes she used to say 'today might be the last day, we must all tell each other that we love each other because we may not come back this evening'. She was very wise, wise beyond her years. She had things sewn up that some people never seem to grasp."

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