Three people, including a British citizen, have died in an avalanche in Courmayeur, northwest Italy.
Another Briton remains missing following the incident which took place in the Alpine ski-resort in the Aosta Valley yesterday.
The remains of the three victims, the Briton and two Frenchmen, were found today, local media reports.
Tragedy: Emergency services are seen in the Aosta Valley near Courmayeur where an avalanche killed three skiers, including one British citizen
The victims were found wearing airbag backpacks, which are inflated in the event of an avalanche to help the wearer move to the top of the snowmass, according to Italian Insider.
Recovery operations searching for the second British citizen are underway, but are being hampered due to risk of further avalanches.
A search was launched on Sunday after the four, believed to be travelling separately, failed to return to their hotel after skiing off-piste.
The search was abandoned overnight Sunday and three bodies were found on Monday morning.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said their staff is ‘supporting the family of a British man who has been reported missing, and are in contact with the Italian search and rescue team.’
The victims, who have not yet been named, are among ten people to die in avalanches in the Alps this weekend
A search was launched after the two French and two British citizens failed to return to their hotel after an off-piste ski
At least ten people have been killed in a series of avalanches in the Alps over the weekend, including another two in the Aosta Valley.
An avalanche in Italy’s Bolzano, near the Austrian border, killed an 18-year-old skier and another avalanche in neighbouring Lombardy killed a snowboarder.
An avalanche in France’s Savoie region killed an off-piste skier on Saturday.
In Switzerland, an avalanche on Saturday swept away a man and a woman in the canton of Bern. The man was killed and the woman recovering in hospital.
In Austria, an avalanche hit two men aged 30 and 52, in Carinthia, killing the older man and leaving the other one unscathed.
In the Tyrol region, ten skiers aged 17 to 59 were rescued after being hit by an avalanche.