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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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Mother denies reports that daughter was off piste

Emily's mother, Nicky, has said that her family are on their way to meet mountain rescue workers in order to "get a better picture of exactly what happened".

We have seen some reports that Emily was off piste and on her own - that is not true and she would never do that.

She was on piste and at the back of a group of friends.

They got to the bottom and realised she wasn't with them but, because she is such a competent snowboarder, it didn't occur to them that anything might have happened.

– emily watts' mother nicky

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