Inquest opened into Chesterfield snowboarder’s Alps death

Chesterfield coroners' court.
Chesterfield coroners' court.

An inquest has been opened into the death of Chesterfield man Steven Rollett who was found dead in the Alps after he went missing during a snowboarding holiday.

Chesterfield coroner’s court heard on Tuesday how the 35-year-old, of Manor Road, Brimington, is believed to have been involved in an accident on January 31, at Meribel, in France, and his body was not found until February 23.

The date of Mr Rollett’s death was given as February 23 because this was when life was declared extinct.

A post mortem examination has been carried out but Assistant Coroner for Derbyshire James Newman said there has been no confirmed cause of death at this stage.

The inquest was subsequently adjourned for a date to be fixed pending full post mortem results and outstanding paperwork from the Commonwealth Office and French authorities.

A funeral service is to be held at Hall Road Methodist Church, Brimington, from 1pm, on Monday, March 16, followed by cremation at Chesterfield Crematorium