Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

UK teenager drowns in ski resort

Tributes have been paid to a British teenager who reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at a French ski resort

A British "seasonaire" has drowned in a swimming pool at the end of a night out in a French ski resort.

Lucy Sallis, 19, became trapped under a pool cover after she plunged into the water in Alpe d'Huez, reports said.

She is believed to have been drinking with friends before they decided to scale a high fence and go for a swim.

The teenager, reportedly from Bognor Regis, West Sussex, was working in the kitchen at the Belle Aurore hotel in the French Alps resort.

Local police have confirmed a woman drowned in the heated municipal pool.

According to reports, she failed to resurface after diving in early on Wednesday morning. Friends are said to have looked for her under a protective sheet covering part of the pool where they found her body, but their attempts to revive her failed.

Tributes were paid on Twitter to Miss Sallis who was described as "the most perfect girl".

One read: "If that doesn't show you how short life is I dunno what does."

Another friend wrote: "Rest in peace beautiful Lucy Sallis. She was such a beautiful girl, praying for my best friend and her family right now! xxxxx."

Another well-wisher tweeted: "Its horrible how fast a life can be taken away, your with the angels now, rip beautiful."

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