He had been missing since Thursday, January 19.
The lifeless body of Maël Briand, a seasonal worker, was discovered at the end of the morning this Sunday, February 5, according to France Bleu Savoie.
The gendarmes and the nautical brigade found the 23-year-old young man in a river in the town of Méribel.
The circumstances of his death are still unknown.
Originally from Rennes, Maël Briand worked as a seasonal worker in a restaurant in the Savoyard ski resort.
Since his disappearance, significant gendarmerie resources had been deployed to try to find him: helicopter, dog team... A call for witnesses was also broadcast.
For their part, the relatives of the young man had launched an appeal on social networks.
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With my father, we can no longer sleep, we no longer know where to look, we no longer know who to call, a call for witnesses has been launched, which is why I am issuing this alert on social networks , because it seems they can work miracles
, ”said the victim's sister, Yaëlle Briand, in a video posted on TikTok.
Maël Briand arrived in Méribel on January 12 before his disappearance.
A video surveillance camera filmed him around 7:45 a.m., near a roundabout with a snow shovel in his hands and wearing light clothing, unsuitable for the cold.