British teenager drowned after ski resort night on the tiles

30th January 2013, Comments 0 comments

An English teenager who was working the winter season in the French Alps drowned in an outdoor swimming pool following a night out in the Alpe d'Huez ski station, police said Wednesday.

The 19-year-old, who worked as a cook for a British holiday company, drowned after getting into the pool following a visit to a nightclub, the resort's director, Fabrice Hurt, told AFP.

"To have gone into the pool at that time of night she must unavoidably have climbed the wall around it," Hurt said.

Other details of the accident remained sketchy although the local gendarmerie said the girl's body had been recovered by friends underneath a tarpaulin cover on the pool.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious. Local authorities would not immediately reveal the identity or home town of the girl.

© 2013 AFP

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