Snowmobiler Caleb Moore, a daredevil rider who was hurt in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado, died Thursday as a result of his injuries. He was 25.
Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson released a statement announcing Moore's death. The family didn't release any other details.
The first death in the 17-year history of the Winter X Games, Moore suffered a concussion Jan. 24 during the snowmobile freestyle final at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Co. Bleeding on his heart was later discovered and he was airlifted to another hospital.
On Sunday, a family spokesperson announced that he'd suffered a "brain complication."
The freestyle competition involves riders navigating 450-pound snowmobiles over multiple jumps in 75 seconds. Moore attempted a backflip when his skis of his 450-pound snowmobile caught the top of the landing area, sending him over the handlebars. He landed face down, and his snowmobile rolled over him.
He stayed on the ground for a while, but eventually walked off with help.
"It's definitely a scary thing for a sport like ours," snowmobiler and X Games rider Levi LaVallee told USA Today. "The only thing we can do is we can look at that and learn from it and look at how we can try to prevent that. Other than that, you look at it, what happened to him, was an accident. He's done that trick multiple times. He's practiced. He's done everything he can to prevent that."
ESPN released a statement Tuesday: "We've worked closely on safety issues with athletes, course designers and other experts for each of the 18 years of X Games. Still, when the world's best compete at the highest level in any sport, risks remain. Caleb is a four-time X Games medalist who fell short on his rotation on a move he has landed several times previously."
Moore earned bronze in the freestyle competition in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He took silver in best trick in 2011.