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A father and son who were killed on a walking trip in the French Alps have been named by the Foreign Office tonight as Peter and Charlie Saunders.
Richard Mansfield, a mountain guide who has worked in the area for 20 years and lives close to the Bossons glacier, said:
"I don't know exactly where the accident happened but all the trails on the north side of the valley are covered in snow. The footpaths usually don't get that many people out at this time of year because they are much more difficult to navigate, although yesterday was a beautiful sunny day."
French police say the man and 12-year-old boy were exploring a "dangerous, deep, snowy" mountain trail between Bossons and Les Houches.
A British man and his 12-year-old son who were on a hiking trip in the French Alps have been found dead.
It's reported rescue services in Chamonix received a call for help on Saturday from a 48-year-old man who told them his son had fallen into a crevasse near Mont Blanc. Emergency services attempted to trace the man's mobile phone signal after beginning a rescue operation.
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A father and son who died on a walking trip in the French Alps have been named by the Foreign Office as Peter and Charlie Saunders.