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Snowmobiler Caleb Moore dies after X Games crash

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X Games snowmobiler Caleb Moore, 25, passed away Thursday morning due to heart and brain injuries suffered from crash last week in Aspen. Moore was attempting a backflip when his snowmobile caught the lip of the landing area, sending him over the handlebars and face-first into the snow, with the sled landing on top of him.

He was treated for a concussion at a nearby hospital, then flown to Grand Junction for surgery after bleeding developed around his heart. He later suffered a brain complication. A website set up to help the family with the medical costs has already raised more than $25,000 towards its goal.

On behalf of the Moore family:

This morning Caleb Moore passed away. He will be truly missed and never forgotten. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received from all the fans, friends and family around the world that Caleb has inspired.

They would also like to thank the physicians and medical staff at  Aspen Valley Hospital and St. Mary’s
Hospital, Grand Junction for their care and dedication.

Snowmobiler still in critical condition after crash

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X Games snowmobiler Caleb Moore remains in critical condition after crashing while performing a flip off a jump Thursday in Aspen. His family says they are not hopeful about the athlete’s chances.

“Caleb is not doing good at all,” his 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.”

The 25-year-old from Texas went over his handlebars in the crash and landed face-first in the snow, with his snowmobile landing on top of him. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital, diagnosed with a heart contusion, and quickly underwent surgery. On Sunday, his family announced that he was also suffering from a “brain complication.”

Caleb’s younger brother, Colten, an X Games gold medalist last year, also sustained an injury on Sunday during the event in Aspen. He separated his pelvis after falling from his sled, but won’t require surgery.