Snowmobiler Caleb Moore Dies

    In this photo taken Jan. 25, 2012 and released by ESPN Images, snomobiler Caleb Moore smiles while attending a news conference at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Moore was in critical condition on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in a Colorado hospital after a dramatic crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen, and a relative said the family wasn't hopeful about the 25-year-old's chances for survival. (AP Photo/ESPN Images, Eric Lars Bakke)

    Moore in Jan. 2012. (Eric Lars Bakke/AP)

    Caleb Moore, an award-winning 25-year-old snowmobiler, died Thursday following complications of an injury he suffered on Jan. 24 at the freestyle final of the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Moore was knocked unconscious after a failed backflip, a move ESPN claims he had "landed several times previously." Initially diagnosed with a concussion, the discovery of bleeding in Moore's heart prompted doctors to perform emergency surgery. On Sunday, a spokesperson for the family announced that he had suffered a "brain complication." Moore's death is the first to occur at the Winter X Games in 17 years. He leaves behind a younger brother, Colten, who competed alongside him last Thursday.

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