Coast Guard rescues skier after 100 MPH crash at World Ski Racing Championship

Emergency medical service personnel transport an injured Australian skier to an ambulance from the Point Defiance Park boat ramp in Tacoma, Wash., July 29, 2017. A 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, who was already on scene, pulled the skier from the water in a stokes liter immediately after the skier crashed at approximately 100 MPH, and safely transported them to EMS personnel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Estep.

Emergency medical service personnel transport an injured Australian skier to an ambulance  July 29, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Estep.

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued an injured Australian skier from the water after they crashed at approximately 100 MPH during the World Ski Racing Championship in Tacoma, Saturday.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle was already on scene assisting with the event, immediately pulled the skier from the water using a stokes liter and safely transferred them to emergency medical service personnel waiting at the Point Defiance Park boat ramp.

The skier reportedly suffered a broken leg and injured back.

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