Prince’s life in danger after avalanche

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HOLLAND: Dutch Prince Johan Friso spent a quiet night in hospital, but his life remains in danger after being seriously injured in an avalanche in Austria.

The 43-year-old second son of Queen Beatrix was rushed to the intensive care unit of Innsbruck’s main hospital on Friday after he was buried by the snow slide. He had been skiing off marked trails in the western-most Lech winter sports region.

A Dutch government statement said: “His life is still in danger, but he had a calm and stable night.” The Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad said the prince suffered serious oxygen deprivation after being buried for 20 minutes.