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Ski body speaks on accidents

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February 21, 2017

Ski Racing Australia (SRA) has released a statement following a series of incidents at this year’s Southern 80 ski race.

SKI Racing Australia (SRA) has released a statement following a series of incidents at this year’s Southern 80 ski race.

The sport’s governing body issued a press release on Friday which detailed the outcomes of three separate altercations which took place the Sunday prior, February 12.

A number of people were hospitalised and the death of 2Ironic driver David Morabito, 50, caused the race to be abandoned by officials.

SRA advised it had been in contact with Morabito’s family to pass on their condolences and offer support.

A celebration mass will take place on Wednesday at St Monica’s Church in Richmond, NSW at 11am.

Observer Jessica Rigg was released from hospital and is recovering at home.

Carlton Dry skiers Jason Cartledge and Nath Evans, who were involved in a separate incident, are both out of hospital and recovering from injuries.

Supernova skier Adam Bail, who struck a buoy during the race, was still recovering in hospital.

Information regarding the three incidents was being collated by SRA, however the NSW Police investigation into Morabito’s death was still ongoing.

SRA declared once the investigation was finalised its own review of the Southern 80 and the major incidents in question would take place.

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