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UK father and son die in French Alps

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The bodies of a British man and his son have been recovered on Mont Blanc in the Alps near Chamonix in France.

Police said the 48-year-old and the boy, who was 12, had been hiking in the Mont Blanc range, Europe’s highest mountain range.

The man, from Buckingham in the south-east of England, raised the initial alarm saying his son had disappeared after falling in Le Couloir des Bossons, an area known for being particularly difficult.

Rescue workers, dispatched in a helicopter, could not locate them on Saturday. They found them both dead on Sunday morning.