Swiss police: US, Moroccan die in cliff fall

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Associated Press

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 2:01 AM

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say an American woman and a Moroccan man attending a prestigious Swiss boarding school have died after falling several hundred feet down a cliff.

Police in the canton of Vaud say the pair were found Saturday at the foot of the cliff by the town of Leysin near the eastern shore of Lake Geneva.

Police say both appeared to have drunk alcohol at a student party Friday and a criminal investigation has been opened to determine the circumstances of their deaths.

The Leysin American School has named the students as Sidonie Fery and Mehdi Berrada.

School chairman Steven Ott said Sunday that both were 19 years old and final year students. He declined to answer further questions citing the police investigation.

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