Teen Injured With Bullet Sized Hole On B.C. Mountain-News

Posted On: 17 Nov 2019


A 13-year-old boy was left with a “bullet sized hole” in his skull and a traumatic brain injury when a man smacked him in the head with a ski pole. It happened on the 30th march on a ski run called “The Cut” on Grouse Mountain.


The tip of the adult’s ski pole struck the boy in the temporal bone and punctured his skull. It entered approximately three centimeters.  It may not have been pure chance Says boy father David Keir. Max, the teenage boy describes that the man threw his pole at him.


The teen didn’t realize he had been injured until he arrived at the bottom of the run where a woman noticed the wound and offered to help. The parents picked him up and took him for stitches, but the injury serious and he was taken to B.C. Children’s Hospital.


Later that night Max was not feeling well and taken for CT scan that was the time when doctors spotted the “bullet sized” hole.


Investigators are now looking for the man and speaking with the woman who offers help for some leads. They also request the skier who was involved in the incident to do the right thing and come forward.

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