(Edinburgh) – Nicholas Guest was knocked unconscious after banging his head on the ground while landing a jump in the Swiss resort of Saas-Fee, near the Italian border.
On impact the 17-year-old cracked his safety helmet, which undoubtedly saved his life. Despite coming round minutes later, Nicholas was airlifted to a local hospital where a CT scan identified the teenager had suffered a bleed to the brain.
It was while being transferred to a bigger hospital in the Swiss town of Sion when the Preston Lodge High School pupil fell into a coma. His distraught mum Marian admitted to fearing the worst for her youngest child when she received the phone call from his friends telling her what had happened. CONTINUE