Following yesterdays death of French Alpine skier David Poisson few details have emerged. The French Ski Federation has not given any details about the accident, but in the Swiss newspaper “Blick ” an insider, who was in the ski resort at the time of the accident, was quoted as saying,
“Shortly before the finish, Poisson slipped at around 100 km / h and then shot through two so-called B-nets into the forest. There he might have collided head-on with a tree. A rescue team then tried unsuccessfully to revive David for about one and a half hours.”
According to eyewitnesses, the ski run was not sufficiently protected and required more A-nets, opposed to the B-nets that was in use. The report in “Blick” goes on to say that the Swiss ski team did not want to train in Nakiska because of the poor safety measures.
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