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Emergency treatment. Paramedics treating an injured skier. She is being given oxygen through a mask, and a doctor (blue jacket) is about to administer an injection to her forearm. This may contain pain-killing drugs. Injured skiers are usually taken down the mountain in a stretcher on a sledge (top right), or are air-lifted to hospital.
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