Brit, 18, killed by an avalanche and another buried while on a ski tour in Switzerland | The Sun

A BRITISH teenager has been killed by an avalanche while on a ski tour in Switzerland.

The 18-year-old man was found dead after he was swept away by the avalanche in Meiringen, Bern on Tuesday evening.

Rescue teams are currently searching for a second person who was caught up in the disaster.

The 18-year-old Brit was living in Bern, police said.

According to reports, cops received a report at 4.25pm that "an avalanche had fallen near the Gstelliwang and two ski tourers had been buried". 

The Gstelliwang is a ski slope on the Wellhorn mountain in the Bernese Alps.

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It's understood the 18-year-old and the missing skier had split from the rest of their group when the avalanche hit.

The search for the second person was stopped at around 7.30pm last night and resumed at first light this morning.

Swiss Alpine Rescue, helicopters, mountain specialists and cops have joined the desperate search effort, Berner Oberlander reports.

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