A man from Falmouth has died after falling from a ski lift in the French Alps.

Jeff Martin suffered a suspected heart attack on a moving chair-lift and fell 32 feet.

The 65-year-old was on a family holiday when he died at the Méribel ski resort on Friday.

Jeff was an accomplished sailor and executive secretary of International Laser Class Association for 40 years.

In a tribute the ILCA says his loss will be keenly felt throughout the sailing world.

Jeff Martin, left, was inducted into the ILCA Hall of Fame last year Credit: ICLA

ILCA is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Jeff Martin on 11 January 2019 while on a ski holiday with family and friends.