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Man dies on family holiday in the French Alps

Man dies on family holiday in the French Alps

Published by Emma Carton at 7:17am 14th January 2019. (Updated at 8:19am 14th January 2019)

A Cornish man who died during a family holiday in the French Alps is believed to have suffered a heart attack.

65-year-old Jeff Martin from Falmouth fell from a moving ski lift on Friday.

Tributes have been paid to the accomplished sailor, who lost his life at the Meribel resort.

Jeff was the executive secretary of International Laser Class Association for 40 years.

In a statement, the ILCA said the loss would be "keenly felt" throughout the sailing world.

"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.

"Jeff's dedication to the sport of sailing was unparalleled, having served as the Executive Secretary of the International Laser Class Association for 40 years.

"Jeff was a cornerstone of Laser events, having worked at every Laser Open World Championship except the first one in 1974 where he was a competitor.

"The loss of Jeff Martin will be keenly felt throughout the sailing world and our deepest condolences go out to Jeff's family and friends".


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