Canadian Skier Nick Zoricic Dies After Horrifying World Cup Crash

GRINDELWALD, Switzerland (AP) — Canadian racer Nick Zoricic died from head injuries after crashing in a World Cup skicross event on Saturday, the International Ski Federation said.

The 29-year-old Zoricic died as a result of “severe neurotrauma,” the federation said in a statement.

Zoricic crashed directly into safety nets lining the side of the course after going wide over the final jump. Television showed Zoricic tumbling through the nets as his skis and poles were thrown clear.

“Nick Zoricic fell heavily just before the finish in the round of eight, crashing directly into the safety netting and thereafter lying motionless,” the federation said. “The medical care from team doctors and Air Glacier followed immediately.”

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RIP Nick Zoricic - Tragic ski-cross fall - YouTube

At least it was quick for the poor guy.
When one is in the air it is hard to avoid a tragedy Nick loved the sport and he will be missed.

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