A wrong turn on a skiing accident in the French Alps has cost a young British doctor his life at the age of 25, which caused him to hurl off a 30ft cliff in the Avoriaz resort. His long-term partner Kirsty Summers was present when medics battled to save Williams Reid’s life. Just before the tragic accident struck on Friday, William was enjoying his New Years holiday with his father, step-brother and his step-mother having lunch. The popular resort for British tourists had a similar accident two years ago after a 12 year old boy died from falling off a cliff. Following the accident a police spokesman said: ‘There was an accident on Friday involving a British tourist aged 25 who lost his life. We are unable to give any more details.’ Moreover The Foreign & Commonwealth Office confirmed it was assisting the family of a British man.
William had met long term girlfriend Kirsty six years ago whilst they were both studying in Aberdeen, he was described by his father Dr Reid as a talented young doctor who ‘absolutely loved surgery’. He was also weeks away from finding out whether he would be accepted onto the Scottish orthopaedic training programme to begin his dream career to help others. A statement from his family, mother Sarah 52 and brother Cameron 23 said “His family were immensely proud of his achievements but more than that they were proud of who William was as a person.” The family now have to wait for William’s body to be repatriate before they can make funeral arrangements.