UK snowboarder captures dramatic moment he is knocked out
Published on April 1st, 2016 | by Jordan Kierans0
Footage shows the dramatic moment a UK snowboarder is knocked out by a rogue boarder in France.
A British snowboarder hoping to capture the picturesque scenes of the French Alps actually managed to film the moment he was brutally knocked out.
Holidaymaker Adam Fryatt, 35, was carrying his GoPro attached to a selfie stick when he was hit by a rogue snowboarder – which left him needing ten stitches and metal plates in his arm.
The electrician, who was knocked out by the sheer force of the crash, was left bleeding in the snow while other snowboarders zoomed past without so much as glancing at him.
Adam, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, is now hoping to find the identity of the anonymous person who never even stopped to check he was okay after the smash.
He said: “In 20 years of snowboarding I’ve never been badly injured, so I’m still in shock.
“I can’t remember the accident so I’m thankful I have the footage to fill in the blanks – but it’s not the souvenir video I was hoping for.”
Adam was six days into his week-long trip to Les Deux Alpes resort in France when he decided to switch on the GoPro.
He was forced to wave for help and was given ten stitches in his face and a splint on his wrist.
He said: “I turned my GoPro around and attached it to my selfie stick so I could get my face in shot.
“I was hoping to capture the mountain and blue sky – and myself while snowboarding through it.
“I didn’t even hear the other snowboarder coming towards me – I just felt a huge whack from behind and then massive pain in my arm and face.
“My whole face was throbbing and I was worried I’d lost all my teeth.”
At the end of the footage, Adam regained consciousness and picked up the camera, revealing his bloody face.
He added: “When I looked up, the snowboarder had sped off, leaving me behind.
“It’s mountain etiquette to stop and see if someone’s alright if you knock them down – I could have broken all my limbs for all he knew.”
Adam has been forced to take two months off work to recover from the injuries to his wrist and hopes to catch the snowboarder who crashed into him.
On his return to Portsmouth, Alex had two steel plates put into his broken wrist at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
He added: “When people see my stitches and ask me what happened, I guess I can just show them the clip.”
Looks like Adam took a rough hit! Seriously if you knock into someone, the least you can do is check that they are ok out of courtesy! Look out for one another out there!