Friday, September 11, 2009

Stan Seijka Killed In NZ Skiing Accident

Stan Seijka, a highly regarded neurologist from the Australian state of Tasmania has died from his injuries after a fall at the Porters Ski area near Canterbury, South Island yesterday.

Dr Seijka's death will come as a major blow to medical services in the state where he almost singlehandedly provided the neurology services. He was a highly regarded professional and his loss will be keenly felt both by his colleagues, patients, family and friends.

His death is the latest in a number of fatal skiing accidents that have occurred during the present season in New Zealand.

An experienced heli-skiing guide with Alpine Guides was killed in an avalanche in Methven on 14August. Almost a month earlier on 24 July an Australian tourist, Llynden Riethmuller, died in an avalanche whilst skiing with the same company, in the same area.

On 4 August Ryan Manu Campbell, a snow boarder,  died after an avalanche swept him into a gully near the Coronet Peak skiifield.

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