Norwich dentist died in skiing accident in Swiss Alps, inquest told

A Norwich dentist died in a skiing accident in Switzerland, an inquest heard today.

David English, 65, had been skiing off-piste with a group of people in a forest area.

He was found having fallen down a ravine.

An air ambulance took him to hospital in Geneva, but he was pronounced dead on the day of the accident - February 11.

He had been wearing a ski helmet, but sustained irreversible brain damage.


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Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake said Mr English's body was repatriated to the UK eight days later.

Mr English, of The Vale, Swainsthorpe, was formally identified by a funeral director by reference to his passport.

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He ran a dental practice in St Augustines Street, Norwich.

The inquest into his death will be reviewed on or before March 26.

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