French blame safety net

The London Free Press - - SPORTS -

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 Mon­day while train­ing at the Al­berta re­sort of Nakiska, which staged Alpine ski­ing races of the 1988 Olympics. The fed­er­a­tion said on Tues­day that Pois­son lost a ski, 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.

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