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Caleb Moore

Caleb Moore’s condition has worsened after a crash on Thursday at the X Games.

According to a report on ESPN.com, Moore was knocked unconscious in the crash and was evaluated for a concussion and other injuries. While he was being evaluated, it was discovered that he was bleeding around the heart and was airlifted to Grand Junction, Colo. for emergency heart surgery. Unfortunately, doctors discovered another issue on Sunday.

“Caleb continues to be monitored in ICU. His cardiac injury has led to a secondary complication involving his brain” the Moore family says in a statement. “The Moore family thanks all of Caleb’s fans and friends for their support and for respecting their privacy.”

On Monday the Denver Post reported that Moore was in desperate condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.

“Caleb is not doing good at all,” Caleb’s grandfather Charles Moore told The Denver Post. “The prognosis is not good at all. It’s almost certain he’s not going to make it.”

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One of the most terrifying snowmobile videos we’ve ever seen is in the process of going viral across the Internet.

We really don’t have many details, but the video itself speaks volumes. Some unfortunate snowmobiler takes his sled high up a mountain in what seems like a competition of some sort. Just as he’s about to reach the apex of the climb, the front end lifts up and rider falls off the snowmobile and begins a fast and frightening trip back down the mountain. He was wearing a helmet cam for his trip, so the video you’ll see below is all from his perspective.

The mountain really doesn’t see that steep while he’s climbing it, but that perspective changes quickly when you see how fast he careens down the hill.

Perhaps the most stunning thing about this video is that the snowmobiler seems largely unharmed.

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It’s nice to know that those freestyle snowmobilers who fly down mountains and jump over trees can screw up too. It makes us feel a little better about our shortcomings on a sled to see the pros crash and burn once in a while.

YouTube recently turned up a gem of a video showing some of these crashes and we thought you’d like to see them too. According to the YouTube description, these awesome snowmobile wipeouts came from the film Alticity 7. We may have to check that one out.

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A British Columbia man was snowmobiling in the Kootenay Pass area of the province when his sled rolled over an unmarked opening to a mine shaft that was concealed by snow.

According to CBC.ca, fifty-eight year old Ken Gadicke fell back into the mineshaft and his sled fell in after him. Gadicke fell more than 80n feet, but was fortunately wearing a helmet and other protective gear. He suffered a broken arm and an injured ankle.

Gadicke’s son and another riding companion were able to get to the injured rider and bring him back up within about 30 feet of the surface and rescuers were able to retrieve him from there.

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Far be it from us to laugh at a damsel in distress, but when you post a video of your distress on YouTube for all to see we figure it’s open season.

Riding a Yamaha Nytro, the lady in question made a long run at a makeshift snowmobile jump. Things look good in the early going, but lady luck turns her back on our heroine in midair. The sled tips its nose towards terra firma where the skis make first contact. After a quick scream the rider is unceremoniously thrown off the front on her way to what appears to be a rather unpleasant landing.

According to the video comments, the Nytro suffered a bent bumper and handlebar and the windshield popped out, but is generally no worse for wear. We have no information on the condition of the rider, but she did post the video and added a couple of comments so at least her fingers are in proper working order.

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