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Alps ski death was accidental rules coroner

The death of a seven-year-old boy while on a skiing holiday in France was accidental, a coroner has ruled.

Carwyn became separated from his family on the slope in the French ski resort. Credit: Family Photo

Carwyn Scott-Howell from Tal-y-bont on Usk, died on a family skiing holiday in the Alps last April.

The schoolboy became separated from his family in the French resort of Flaine and fell off the edge of a 160ft drop.

Carwyn's body was found by a search and rescue helicopter after he was reported missing.

The verdict at the inquest at Newport Coroner's Court on Wednesday ruled the death was accidental.

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Funeral of schoolboy who died in Alps fall to take place

The funeral of a young schoolboy from Talybont-on-Usk near Brecon who died on a family skiing holiday last month will take place in Abergavenny later.

Carwyn Scott-Hall died following a fall in the French Alps last month. Credit: Facebook/Family Photo

Seven-year-old Carwyn Scott Hall died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps on the 10th April. He is reported to have become separated from his family before ending up off-piste.

An officer with the Bonneville mountain rescue service told reporters at the time that Carwyn fell off the rocky outcrop after apparently losing his way.

The funeral will take place at St. Mary's Church on Monk Street in Abergavenny and mourners have been told to wear bright colours to remember Carwyn - particularly blue, red and purple, which were his favourite colours.

The family has also said that donations in memory of Carwyn can be made to Wales Air Ambulance and Brecon Beacons Mountain Rescue. There will be a bucket collection at the service.

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A40 closed near Brecon after three injured in accident

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The A40 between Brecon and Bwlch is closed after three people were injured in a road accident.

Police are currently investigating the incident, which took place at around 3pm this afternoon.

Two vehicles were involved in the collision. Three casualties have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The road is currently closed with diversions in place on the A40 at Bwlch and at Brynich roundabout junction with the A470.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and take alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Mid Wales Roads Policing unit on 101.

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