Max Burkhart: Teenage German skier dies after race crash

Lagos, Dec. 8, 2017 (TNE) Teenage German skier, Max Burkhart has died after suffering injuries in a crash in a race in Canada on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old was airlifted to hospital in Calgary after he careered into safety netting during a Nor-Am Cup event in Lake Louise.

But the International Ski Federation confirmed he died on Wednesday.

“Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine are devastated about this tragic loss of life,” said a statement from Alpine Canada.

“We send deepest condolences to his family and team-mates. Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine encourage the ski family around the world to support the athletes’ family and team mate through this difficult time.”

Burkhart was a member of Ski Club Partenkirchen in Germany and attended the Sugar Bowl Academy in California.

(TNE)

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