French skier killed at Nakiska may have hit tree 'after going through the safety netting'
35-year-old athlete David Poisson died in training-run crash
The Associated Press Posted: Nov 14, 2017 7:49 AM MT Last Updated: Nov 14, 2017 7:50 AM MT
The French Ski Federation says an early investigation into the death of David Poisson suggests the safety netting failed and he hit a tree.
The 35-year-old Poisson died on Monday while training at the Canadian resort of Nakiska, which staged Alpine skiing races of the 1988 Olympics.
The federation says in a statement on Tuesday that Poisson lost a ski then fell heavily, and "might have hit a tree after going through the safety netting."
Poisson, who won the downhill bronze medal at the 2013 world championships, was training for World Cup races in North America.Articled from the CBC RSS Syndication CBC.ca - RSS Feeds Copyright is that of their respective owners (CBC) Calgary News Releases
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