Wrexham woman's remarkable recovery from horrific burns

Catrin Pugh was 19 when, returning from a French ski resort, the coach she was travelling in crashed. She was rescued but had suffered 96% burns.

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Woman's burns recovery 'a miracle,' doctors say

Catrin Pugh suffered 96 per cent burns after the coach she was on crashed in the French Alps Credit: Catrin Pugh

A Wrexham woman who suffered horrific burns in a coach crash in the French Alps is learning to ski again as part of her recovery.

Catrin Pugh, 20, was returning home after working as a ski instructor in the French Alps last year, when she was involved in a serious crash.

She was rescued, but suffered severe burns to 96 per cent of her body. Doctors gave Catrin a one in a thousand chance of survival and described her as a 'living miracle.'

Against all odds she's fought her way through her recovery and is now heading back to the slopes.

Catrin Pugh was working as a ski instructor in the French Alps when the accident happened Credit: Catrin Pugh


Alps crash woman's family thank hospital

The family of the Wrexham ski worker Catrin Pugh who is in a French hospital recovering from a coach crash have thanked staff for their support.

The 19 year-old was returning home on Tuesday when the bus caught fire.

We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and support, particularly British Foreign Office officials and SkiBound representatives who have been excellent.

The hospital are doing all they can and have been most kind. We have been overwhelmed by the good wishes and support from everybody. We would now be very grateful if everyone would respect our privacy at this difficult time.

– Family of Catrin Pugh

Wrexham woman recovering after French Alps crash

Over 50 people were on the coach when it crashed and caught fire in the French Alps on Tuesday. Credit: Reuters

The Foreign Office has confirmed a woman named Catrin Pugh is injured in hospital in France and her family is being offered consular assistance.

The 19 year-old from Wrexham was returning home after working during the ski season in France.

More than 50 people were on the coach when it crashed and burst into flames near Alpe d'Huez on Tuesday.


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