First gipsvlucht in Rotterdam arrived
The first so-called gipsvlucht of this winter season arrived Tuesday at noon at Rotterdam The Hague Airport having on board about five injured skiers.
It was mainly people with knee injury, says a spokesperson of SOS International. The previous winter were a total of eight skiers were injured.
SOS International thinks this season on about the same number. “At the height of the winter holiday season, during spring break, there will be almost daily one or more gipsvluchten.”
Last year arrived the first gipsvlucht with about ten wounded on board. But according to the spokesperson, there is now hardly any snow on the slopes, so no skiing and winter sports enthusiasts “but do something different”.
A few ventured high into the mountains on the glaciers. On some of the slopes have snow-spray, but on artificial snow is heavier skiing, giving skiers more quickly fatigued and rather fall and get hurt.
Also the ANWB Emergency centre, the first injured Dutch of this winter holiday season when should. Up to now gave the organization, assistance or advice to the 45 patients. The ANWB expects throughout the season, like the previous wintersportperiode, around 1300 skiers, to help.
In most cases, the knee injuries. At number two are single and beenfracturen. Arm and polsbreuken are on the third place.