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Man dead in snowboarding accident

Published: 29 Jan 2012 15:35 GMT+01:00
Updated: 29 Jan 2012 15:35 GMT+01:00

A Swedish man in his twenties died late Saturday night from the injuries he sustained in a snowboarding accident in Dalarna skiing resort Hundfjället, in central Sweden.

"He died here tonight," Anders Bayer, press officer at Oslo University Hospital, confirmed to news agency TT.

The 25-year-old man was flown to the Norwegian hospital in an ambulance helicopter.

According to newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN), the man fell badly whilst snowboarding.

"From what his friends have told us, it was an accident. It happened in Trollparken, a section of the slopes which has some jumps," said Linda Morell, head of the Hundfjället ski resort, to DN.

Although it had jumps, the slope in which he fell was a beginner's slope, reported DN.

It's unclear how the accident occurred, and representatives from Oslo University Hospital were unwilling to divulge details about the exact injuries the 25-year-old had sustained.

The accident occurred around midday on Saturday, and the 25-year-old's relatives have been informed.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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17:39 January 29, 2012 by AmericanSwede16
well this article doesn't give too much information. It must have been a very serious fall if the kid was 25 years old. I snowboard all the time and have some bad spills. Wish they could tell us more about what happened and what kind of injuries took place.
20:45 January 29, 2012 by johan rebel
There is such a thing as a freak accident.

Look at auto wrecks. people sometimes die in minor collisions, others walk away form 200 kph accidents where the vehicle is torn to shreds.
21:46 January 29, 2012 by skogsbo
freak accident, quite possible, catch an edge and hit a tree, somebody else, a pylon, a rock, etc.. it clearly happened, however vague.

I just bought a helmet for skiing last month, better safe and sorry
23:28 January 29, 2012 by Puffin
Freak accidents happen all the time - a fall or bad landing could easily lead to a catastrophic head or spinal injury.

The details are scarce because not all of the witnesses have been interviewed yet - some are in shock/some are in Norway
08:02 January 30, 2012 by karex
My colleagues keep after me to take skiing lessons so I can participate in the yearly ski trip. This is precisely why I'm not interested: at my age I'll either break something or get myself killed. Even with young people freak accidents can and do happen on occasion.

My deep-felt sentiments to this young man's family.
10:29 January 30, 2012 by skogsbo
Karex, A higher percentage of accidents (per capita) happen in the home, I hope you are being careful!

At your age, you might even enjoy yourself, be careful if doesn't happen ;)
12:56 January 30, 2012 by karex
Yep I know, as well as the chances of you getting inolved in a car accident when close to home are higher too, or so I've heard. It's probably a matter of lack of attention/too much distraction in these cases. You feel "safe" and let your guard down. Skiing however, and other sports require more than just care and attention, also quick reflexes, something which tends to diminish with age...
17:10 January 30, 2012 by skogsbo
I think you are over estimating the demands of skiing on easy uncrowded runs. Once you've got the basics, it's predominently gravity fed and just shifting your balance. Generally skiing in Scandanavia is less crowded and safer (less erratic nutters) than mainland Europe.

The Alps attracts those who want to party as much as ski, but in Norway and Sweden the cost of drinking tends to tame most of these. Slope ettiquete seems better here too.
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