Drunk Teen Dies After Sledding Down Ski Run On A "Safety Mattress"

Drunk Teen Dies After Sledding Down Ski Run On A "Safety Mattress"

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Drunk Teen Dies After Sledding Down Ski Run On A "Safety Mattress"

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Photo Credit: lucianf via Flickr Creative Commons

Photo Credit (+ Cover Photo): lucianf via Flickr Creative Commons

Drinking, steep slopes, and safety mattress sleds don’t mix. 

According to The Local, one seasonal worker at Les Deux Alpes is dead after sledding down a ski slope on a mattress after drinking. The mattress apparatus in question is normally used to pad the uphill side of lift towers and pylons.

The tragic accident occurred at roughly 1pm and involved 5 winter employees, who after drinking, hauled the protective mattress up a red run known simply as “The Devil.” 

After beginning their fatal slide, two people bailed from their makeshift sled while 3 other unfortunate souls headed towards tragedy. Their sled eventually reached a stand of trees and crashed, leaving two with serious injuries and killing another member of their party. Both of the injured victims remain in serious to critical conditions.

Read the entire article here: Teen dies sliding down French Alps ski slope on a mattress

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