British skier ‘died for 20 minutes’ after falling behind buddies on slopes earlier than strangers ‘introduced him again to life’

British skier ‘died for 20 minutes’ after falling behind friends on slopes before strangers ‘brought him back to life’

A BRITISH skier’s coronary heart stopped for 20 minutes on an Austrian ski slope after his buddies left him behind leaving him to be saved by passersby.

Well being officers stated that the 66-year-old man had technically died on the slope within the Ski Alberg space in Austria after he suffered a large coronary heart assault.


A British skier died for 20 minutes after struggling a coronary heart assault on an Austrian ski slope[/caption]

It was solely by the short actions of different skiers and later a medical group that he was saved.

The person’s lifeless physique in the course of the ski piste was noticed by 43-year-old Dutchman and his companion.

The 2 skied rapidly over to the Englishman and commenced resuscitation.

They had been helped a short time later by a 47-year-old physician from close by Hallein who was additionally snowboarding on the slopes on the similar time.


The three raised the alarm and an air ambulance was rapidly on the scene the place the emergency crew managed to restart the guts of the 66-year-old 20 minutes after he was discovered.

A police spokesman stated: “The person had no coronary heart exercise at 11:35am. At 11:55am they had been in a position to as soon as once more detect coronary heart exercise.”

It was unclear how lengthy he had been mendacity there earlier than the Dutchman discovered him.

A helicopter then flew the British man to the Feldkirch hospital the place police confirmed that the opposite members of his group had not seen he was lacking till they arrived in close by Zurs.

Police stated that it was unclear whether or not the person had fallen and suffered a coronary heart assault, or the guts assault had triggered him to fall over, however confirmed that he confirmed no accidents or indicators of getting crashed.

An replace on the person’s situation has not been offered by the hospital due to confidentiality.