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INJURED S80 SKIERS GIVE FIRST INTERVIEW

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February 14, 2017

TWO of the casualties from the tragic run of high-speed crashes in Sunday’s Southern 80 have spoken exclusively to the Riverine Herald from their hospital beds.

Carlton Dry skier Jason Cartledge has a broken back and Nathan Evans is still waiting on extensive tests on the serious nerve damage in his right arm.

The pair talk about the collision when a stick in the water sent Evans’ his ski flying, taking out Cartledge in the process, leaving the pair in the high dependency ward at Echuca Regional Health.

Scans revealed Cartledge’s broken vertebrae in his lower back and he will be receiving specialist assessment in Melbourne later in the week.

But both skiers are already talking about a return to the water and getting back on their skis.

The full story will be in tomorrow’s Riverine Herald

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