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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.

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Hope fades for family of injured British snowboarder

Emily Watts' aunt has said that she believes her niece is not likely to recover after suffering a cardiac arrest in the French Alps.

Shona Pollock said that Emily's brain was starved of oxygen for around 45 minutes before a rescue team reached her. "She's on a life support machine but it won't be for long," she said.

Ms Pollock described Emily as "outgoing" and "plucky" and said that she loves the mountains.

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