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.

You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account