Teacher killed on school ski trip

Tributes have been paid to a teacher who died after a fall while out walking during a school skiing trip in Austria. Emergency services attempted to resuscitate Jonathan Taylor, 44, but he died at the scene.

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Police do not know how teacher fell to his death

Austrian Police say Jonathan Taylor the Nottingham IT teacher who died after falling on a skiing trip was the last person in a group of his colleagues making their way back but for some "unknown reason" fell.

The 44-year-old went down a steep slope and then fell 13ft off of a high stone wall onto the road below.

Police say the fall left the teacher with "serious head injuries". Emergency services attempted to resuscitate Mr Taylor but he died at the scene.

The Chair of Governors at Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school in Nottingham, David Wilson, said:

"Jonathan Taylor joined Christ the King last Easter. He was a valued member of the school and was popular with both pupils and staff. This is a very sad loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."


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Teacher 'fell to his death' on school skiing trip

Jonathan Taylor, 44 from Nottingham died while on a school skiing trip

The Austrian authorities have ordered a post-mortem examination following the death of a Nottingham teacher on a skiing trip.

Jonathan Taylor, aged 44, fell to his death in the early hours of Easter Sunday as he walked with colleagues.

Teacher died after falling 13ft onto a road in Matrei, in Austria's mountainous East Tyrol area

The school has ended the trip early with pupils aged between 14 and 15 expected to return to the UK this evening.

The Foreign Office confirmed the death of a British national in Austria.

A spokesman said the next of kin had been informed and it was providing consular assistance.

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