We are heartbroken to learn that the search for our friend and colleague, Raph Rinaldi, has ended
Everyone at GB Snowsport is heartbroken to learn that the search for our friend and colleague, Raph Rinaldi, who has been missing in the Italian Alps for the past week-and-a-half has now ended.
A substantial search party involving local rescue teams was involved in attempting to locate Raph after he failed to meet a relative at the Giro D’Italia.
Raph has been a significant part of GB Snowsport’s Paralympic team this cycle supporting all Paralympic disciplines, and most recently attending the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games as Lead Physio for the Para Alpine squad.
Jayne Kavanagh, Head of Paralympic Programmes, said: “We are all devastated to receive this terribly sad news about Raph. He was such an important member of the GB Snowsport team; staff and athletes are all shocked by his disappearance. Our thoughts are with Raph’s family and friends and we will continue to offer our support however we can.”