18-Year-Old Elwyn Roy Freeman died in Argentina yesterday after a crash during the Freeride World Tour Qualifier 2* in La Hoya, Argentina. It's being reported that Freeman collided with rocks in his fall, causing him severe chest injuries, and he passed away in the hospital after the crash.
He was a local, from the neighboring town of Trevelin, Argentina. La Hoya is located about 4 hours south of Bariloche, Argentina- a popular ski destination in South America.
La Hoya Ski Centre released a statement following the event:
"ACCIDENTE EN EL FREERIDE WORLD QUALIFIER
El presente comunicado tiene por objeto brindar nuestras más sentidas condolencias a la familia de Elwyn Roy Freeman, quien falleciera esta tarde en el Hospital de Esquel, a raíz de las lesiones ocasionadas por una caída accidental durante la competencia del circuito Freeride World Qualifier, que tuvo lugar en el cerro.
Acompañamos en este difícil momento a sus familiares y amigos.” – La Hoya Centro de Ski, Ayer.
"ACCIDENT IN THE WORLD QUALIFIER FREERIDE
This statement is intended to provide our heartfelt condolences to the family of Elwyn Roy Freeman, who died this afternoon at the Hospital of Esquel, as a result of injuries caused by accidental fall during the Freeride World Qualifier competition, held place on the hill. You're in our thoughts during this difficult time to family and friends. "- La Hoya ski resort, yesterday
The Freeride World Tour also lost competitors Matilda Rapaport and Estelle Balet outside of competitions this past year.