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Just one week after crashing his snowmobile during a Winter X Games event, Caleb Moore has died.
Moore, who crashed after performing a backflip during a freestyle event when the skis of his snowmobile dug into the snow and sent him over the handlebars, was only 25.
The competitor had walked away from the crash and was treated for a concussion, but his condition worsened. He developed bleeding around his heart and a complication involving his brain.
The fatality is the first in the Winter X Games’ 17-year history, and has raised questions about safety at the event.
“As a result of this accident we will conduct a thorough review of this discipline and adopt any appropriate changes to future X Games…when the world’s best compete at the highest level in any sport, risks remain. Caleb was a four-time X Games medalist attempting a move he has landed several times previously,” ESPN, which organizes and televises the X Games, said in a statement.