Pro snowboarder dies from head injury

Josh Malay died on Saturday from head injuries. He was in the Pyrenees filming for a story with Transworld Snowboarding.

It seems that between filming he rode down under a lift, took off over a ten foot drop, landed on the tail of his board and struck the back of his head on a small rock under the snow. He was apparently taken to hospital in a coma and never recovered. It is being described as a freak accident and it is a tragedy for this young snowboarder's family but I can't help wondering whether he was wearing a helmet and, if not, whether it might have saved his life.

2 March 2004 Permalink
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