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Champion Snowboarder Dies In An Avalanche In The Swiss Alps

Estelle Balet was 21 years old.

By Katherine Biek | April 19, 2016

A snowboarding champion from Switzerland died in an avalanche Tuesday. 

Estelle Balet, who was 21 years old, was filming a movie in the Swiss Alps at the time. Local police report Balet was following another person down the slope when the avalanche was triggered. 

The authorities did note she was wearing safety gear and a helmet at the time. 

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Balet, who was a member of Swatch's professional teamwon the Freeride World Tour earlier this month. 

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