British father and son found dead in Alps

A 48-year-old British man and his 12-year-old son died in the Alps near Chamonix while hiking on Mont-Blanc, the gendarmerie said on Sunday.


The father called for help on Saturday afternoon, 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. (Reuters)