Sarah Burke dies from ski injuries

Canadian skier Sarah Burke dies from injuries sustained during an accident last week.

Canadian skier Sarah Burke has died aged 29 from injuries sustained in an accident last week.

Burke fell into a coma following a fall in Utah on Tuesday, January 10.

"As the result of Sarah's fall, she suffered a ruptured vertebral artery, one of the four major arteries supplying blood to the brain," read a statement from the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association.

"The rupture of this artery led to a severe intracranial haemorrhage, which caused Sarah to go into cardiac arrest on the scene. Emergency personnel responded and CPR was administered on the scene during which time she remained without a pulse or spontaneous breathing."

Burke was recognised as the most famous female freestyle skier in the world.

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