Pro Snowboarder, Estelle Balet Is Dead After Being Struck By An Avalanche

Pro Snowboarder, Estelle Balet Is Dead After Being Struck By An Avalanche

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Pro Snowboarder, Estelle Balet Is Dead After Being Struck By An Avalanche

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Photo Credit (+Cover Photo): Estelle Balet Facebook Page

Tragic news is coming out of Switzerland as Freeride World Tour champion and pro snowboarder, Estelle Balet is reported to have been killed in an avalanche on Tuesday morning while filming for an upcoming movie near Orsiéres, Switzerland.

According to The Republic, Balet was following another snowboarder when the avalanche struck. People rushed to her aid and although they were able to get her free of snow, the 21 year-old ultimately perished at the location of the accident. The other snowboarder was not buried by the avalanche.

Currently, the cause of death is unknown but police officials are launching an investigation into the accident.

*Our deepest condolences go out to Estelle’s friends and family

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