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Champion snowboarder Balet killed in avalanche

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Champion snowboarder Balet killed in avalanche

<p>Switzerland’s star snowboarder Estelle Balet was killed by an avalanche on Tuesday aged 21.</p> <p>Balet was making a promotional film in the canton of Valais in the Swiss Alps when she was caught in the snow slide and swept down a narrow, rocky slope.</p> <p>Balet was reportedly wearing safety equipment when the fatal accident happened.</p> <p>Rescuers were quick to arrive on the scene and free Balet from the avalanche but they were unable to revive her.</p> <p>Her death comes just a few weeks after she won a second consecutive Freeride World Tour title on home snow in Verbier.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Feuronews%2Fvideos%2F10153832328668110%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>