Five years ago the F1 fraternity was dealt with a major shock, when 7 time world champion, Michael Schumacher had endured a horrific ski accident, one that put his life in serious danger.
Schumacher had endured multiple head injuries and hasn’t made a public appearance since. He is currently residing in his luxury house in Switzerland, where he is under intensive care 24*7.
Today marks the 5th anniversary of that horrific accident and the man who rescued Schumacher has revealed details about the aftermath of the accident and how the entire rescue operation was carried out.
Helicopters had to be used in order to rescue Schumacher, something that was not the norm and hence Stephane Bozon(the man responsible for the rescue operation) knew that the accident was a serious one.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 29, 2018
Today marks the fifth anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident #KeepFightingMichael
— Paul Cassidy (@pcassidy7) December 29, 2018
Michael Schumacher is to the fore of Formula One's thoughts as the seven-time world champion approaches his 50th birthday, five years on from the accident that has left the brain injuries behind a wall of secrecy. https://t.co/Si7X9m0uOB pic.twitter.com/bsHWB0bsDo
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) December 29, 2018
“The first responders only said that because the accident site was next to the slope, it was difficult for them to transport him carefully and cautiously,” Bozon said as quoted by FOCUS.
“I still remember that the emergency doctors of the helicopter had problems with the first care on the slopes because of the location of the accident.
“It was clear that it was very serious, otherwise we would not have used the helicopter. Mr Schumacher was lucky.” he added.
Bozon also confirmed that Schumacher wasn’t skiing within the stipulated boundaries and that the accident largely occurred because of less amount of snowfall.
I pray for Michael Schumacher's earlier return to good health and his happiness with Corinna Betsch in 2019. May 50th birthday of Michael be blessed with peace and love with Corinna on January 3, 2019.
— Yumiko Kokuryu (@YumikoKokuryu) December 29, 2018
5 years. Can’t believe it. First it was reported about a broken arm and then this.. We all missing you and I’m wishing to see you again. You can be proud of your son by the way.#KeepFightingMichael #MichaelSchumacher pic.twitter.com/JOtfUHG2JI
— Thatch (@ED_Thatch) December 29, 2018
December 29 marks the fifth anniversary of #MichaelSchumacher's #skiing accident which resulted in the #Formula1 legend suffering life-changing injuries. Seven-time #F1 world champion suffered a catastrophic head trauma during the accident on a family skiing holiday in the Alps. pic.twitter.com/vJK5JtyhAK
— OutdoorSportChannel® (@OutdoorSportCha) December 29, 2018
“I saw the stone Schumacher encountered with his skis and the stone he hit with his head,” he said.
“The special thing was that it had snowed so little in the days before that the stones were slightly covered with snow, but only with a very thin blanket of snow. He could not see the stone.
“But if it had snowed more, Schumacher would probably just have glided over the first stone.
“The operator of the ski resort is not at fault. Because if you go off the slopes, it is at your own risk.” he concluded.