Rescuers responding to reports of missing British skiers have found the bodies of three people in the Italian Alps, and are searching for a fourth person.
The Valdostano Alpine Rescue aircraft was searching for two British and two French skiers who were reported missing a day earlier.
Dogs are helping in the search. RAI state radio said the fourth missing skier is a French person.
On Sunday, two Italian skiers were killed by avalanches — one in the Valle d’Aosta region, the other in the Alto Adige (South Tyrol) region.
Authorities had warned that avalanche danger was high in the Italian Alps over the weekend.