Princes and commoners still need oxygen
"But the businessman, better known as Prince Friso of the Netherlands, the second son of Queen Beatrix, is fighting for his life in Austria after an avalanche left him without oxygen for up to 20 minutes. And the Dutch royal family are now facing up to the agonising realisation that the 43 year-old may never recover from his injuries.
"The friend was carrying an avalanche "air bag", which automatically inflates to stop the skier being buried, and escaped without serious injury.
Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII