Ten-year-old seriously injured at ski hill

A 10-year-old skier was seriously injured on an expert run on a hill in the Orlické Mountains and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. Witnesses said the boy lost control and slid on his skis and fell on his side from a height of about 1.5 metres, injuring his pelvis. There is suspicion he also broke his femur. A nurse, who happened to be skiing nearby, provided first-aid before the emergency crew arrived. Pelvic injuries can be life-threatening due to extensive internal bleeding.

Author: Jan Velinger