Rescuers say an 80-year-old veteran skier is lucky to have escaped with only a broken leg after attempting a two-meter jump at Mount Buller, in Australia. The man was flown to a hospital in Melbourne for treatment after the accident on an advanced ski run yesterday afternoon. Intensive care flight paramedics said the man was given pain relief during the flight. When asked about the attempted jump, the octogenarian replied “Life is too short.”

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