Following the death of snowmobiler Caleb Moore, ESPN has announced it will cancel a freestyle snowmobile demonstration that was to be held during the European leg of the X Games in Tigens, France, next month.
ESPN has said in a statement that it will “conduct a thorough review of this discipline and adopt any appropriate changes to future X Games.”
Moore was injured on Thursday, Jan. 24, while competing in the X Games in Aspen Colorado. His snowmobile’s skis caught on the front of a ramp, flipped him into the air and landed on him.
Moore was initially up and walking around, and was taken to the hospital for what seemed like a concussion.
When bleeding was discovered around his heart, he underwent several emergency procedures, but died a week later on Thursday, Jan. 31.
Moore’s death is the first in the X Games, which is organized by ESPN. The first Winter X Games took place in Big Bear Lake, Calif. in 1997.
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Warning: Some viewers may find the video of Caleb Moore’s crash disturbing.
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