PICTURED: Five family members ‘fell asleep together’ and FROZE to death on doomed Swiss skiing trip


Five of the six skiers who went missing in the tragedy close to the Tete Blanche mountain on the weekend were family members, EmmanuelsBlog has learned.

All five family members who froze to death on a Swiss skiing trip have been pictured for the first time – as the Alps search for the still-missing girlfriend of one of the dead men resumes today. 

Details of The Incident

The victims, whose bodies were found in the Swiss Alps on Sunday night after being reported missing during a brutal storm on Saturday, were named as brothers Jean-Vincent Moix, 30, David Moix, 27, and Laurent Moix, 21.

Also involved in the tragedy on the Tete Blanche mountain were their cousin Marc Moix, 44, and their uncle Joel Moix, 58. 

The sixth member of their skiing group was identified as 28-year-old law graduate Emilie Deschenaux, David’s girlfriend, whose backpack and skis were found next to the bodies.

The sixth member of their skiing group was identified as as 28-year-old law graduate Emilie Deschenaux (pictured), David’s girlfriend

Searching For Emilie

The search for Emilie had to be called off around midday yesterday due to fog but is expected to resume today. 

The parents of Jean-Vincent, David and Laurent said in an obituary that their beloved sons ‘fell asleep together’ while doing something they were passionate about. They also noted that ‘Emilie, David’s love, is still on the mountain’.


Marc Moix’s death notice by his family reads: ‘After a last hike in the mountains to share his light, he has become our new star, which will now be our guide.’

Joel Moix (pictured), 58, the oldest

His loved ones also thanked those involved in the search for Marc and the others, writing: ‘Through their professionalism, their availability, their listening, their empathy, they brought everyone a little light and comfort in these difficult moments of waiting.’

Jean-Vincent Moix (pictured), 30
David Moix (pictured), 27
Youngest brother Laurent Moix (pictured), 21
Marc Moix

Meanwhile Joel’s wife and two daughters said he ‘left full of enthusiasm for his last ascent with his dear climbing companions’. 

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People Still Hope For Emilie to be Found Alive

Swiss authorities have not yet confirmed that Emilie is the sixth missing member of the group.

This comes after rescuers desperately searching for Emilie have said ‘miracles happen’ as they hope to find her alive.

Air Zermatt chief Anjan Truffer, the lead rescuer deployed to find the group, said his team previously saved people who had been missing for days, giving workers a glimmer of hope that Emilie may still be alive. 

‘We have already found missing people several days later, miracles always happen,’ he said, after local police spokesman Daniel Imboden told Blick that hope remains Emilie may have survived the storm.

Swiss media have speculated she may have fallen into a nearby crevice, given that her backpack and skis were found but rescuers have been unable to visually locate her. 

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