(GRINDELWALD, Switzerland) — Canadian skier, Nik Zoricic, died from head injuries after crashing in a World Cup “Skicross” race in Switzerland on Saturday.
The 29-year-old Toronto native was racing against two other skiers when he “went wide” on a jump and crashed hard into the safety nets, according to published reports.
“The organizing committee, FIS and Swiss Ski express their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nik Zoricic and the Canadian Ski Team,” a statement from the International Ski Federation said.
Zoricic is the second Canadian skier to die this year.
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