British student fighting for life after snowboarding accident

A British student who was left critically ill after a snowboarding accident in the French Alps is still fighting for her life, her family said today.

Emily Watts, known as Mimi, fell headfirst into a snowdrift and was stuck for about 45 minutes following the fall in Chamonix on Saturday.

By the time emergency crews arrived, the 26-year-old, from Lavenham, in Suffolk, had suffered a cardiac arrest, prompting fears of brain damage.

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Snowboarder 'fighting for life'

A British student who was left critically ill after a snowboarding accident in the French Alps is still fighting for her life, her family said today.