(file photo: Matthias Zepper)

18-Year-Old Swiss Skier Dies from Head Injuries

Kerns, Switzerland – A teenage skier has died from head injuries sustained while skiing on Saturday.

The 18-year-old woman from Obwalden, Switzerland, was descending Melchsee-Frutt resort’s groomed and marked Täliskipiste with four friends at around noon on Saturday when she fell. The victim was transported by a Reva Air Rescue helicopter to a hospital in Lucerne, where she died on Saturday night from injuries sustained in the crash.

(file photo: Matthias Zepper)
(file photo: Matthias Zepper)

The cause of the incident has not yet been confirmed, although the victim is said to have been a skilled skier familiar with the area and wearing a helmet at the time.

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