Teen Lucky to be Alive after Skiing Accident, Brain Injury

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(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