Tuesday 5 February 2008

Deadly Italian ski prank devastates family

Surely One for the Darwin awards web site or decisions have consequences or what goes round comes round!!!

Mr Monk, 46, died from severe head and chest injuries at the resort of Sauze d'Oulx, west of Turin, after he and two friends used rubber matting they had taken from a safety barrier to slide down a slope. They careered straight into barriers at the bottom of the piste and Mr Monk suffered fatal injuries while Richard Watkins, 41, of Hatfield, Herts, was hospitalised. Alan McGregor, 46, of Ware, needed medical attention.

He hit the post at exactly the spot where the crash mat had been stripped from. Italian police said the men had all been drinking.

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