The 38-year-old Briton, who died yesterday in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps, has been identified as a chef from Doncaster.
Jamie Clark was killed when ten people were flooded by snow off-piste at around 10:20 a.m. on Monday in Les Attelas near Verbier.
Helicopters, ski patrols and teams of dogs rushed to the avalanche to rescue the skiers, but Mr Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.
The budding chocolatier, originally from South Yorkshire, had lived in Verbier for much of the last decade.
Friends and family used social media to pay tribute to Mr. Clark, who was affectionately known as “Fireman Jamie”.
Jamie Clark, 38, from Doncaster, died Monday morning in an avalanche in Verbier, Switzerland
Mr. Clark was a chef who had worked at the Swiss resort for most of the past decade
Jamie Clark, 38, died in an avalanche in Verbier on Monday while an Irishman, 29, was killed in the area adjacent to the Col des Gentianes in Siviez near Nendaz. The deaths were under eight that occurred in the Swiss Alps in the past three days. Other incidents occurred in Stoos, Klosters, Engelberg, Lac des Vaux near Verbier, Bernese Oberland and Rochers de Naye
On a Facebook post, one person said: ‘Jamie wants us all to meet – to meet and most importantly, DANCE !!!!! Love you all.
‘My deepest condolences to his family.
“I was in regular contact and he loved life in Verbier and was happy and healthy. Sad freak accident. ‘
A second person wrote: ‘RIP Jamie Clark. A real OG #originaltoastcrew. ‘
While another person posted a tribute to Mr Clark on Instagram saying, “Our world will not be so bright. But the sky burned for you last night … the most beautiful sunset on the most beautiful soul. ‘
The avalanche occurred below the Attelas ski lift area when snow was coming off.
Local police said, “At around 10:20 am, a skier was driving down a corridor below the” Attelas “area.
A snowdrift came off, carrying the skier and another person who had been below at the time. The current then buried eight other skiers who were even lower. ‘
Helicopters and dog teams were used to locate those affected by the incident.
All ten people trapped in the avalanche wore GPS tracking devices and emergency services were able to dig up all group members.
However, Mr. Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another person found by emergency services was flown to a hospital in the nearby town of Sion.
The risk to the area that day was three out of five, which means there was a “significant” hazard.
On a Facebook post, one person said: ‘Jamie wants us all to meet – to meet and most importantly, DANCE !!!!! I love you all “(Image: Mr. Clark plays a ukulele)
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