Inquest into death of Mimi, 26, after snowboarding fall

TRAGIC DEATH: Emily Watts.
TRAGIC DEATH: Emily Watts.

An inquest into the death of a 26-year-old woman from Lavenham, who died following a snowboarding accident, is due to take place next month.

Emily “Mimi” Watts, from Bury Road, died in France on December 13, 2012, after becoming trapped in a snowdrift after a fall while in the ski resort of Chamonix.

Rescuers took nearly an hour to reach her and found she had suffered a heart attack caused by oxygen starvation. She had started working in the French Alps only two weeks before.

Earlier this month, a charity set up in her memory by her family held its first festival. It aims to help young people like Mimi, who was an aspiring fashion designer, start up their own businesses.

The inquest will be held at the Active Business Centre in Bury St Edmunds on June 2 from 10am.