Dutch Prince Friso’s Condition Remains Critical; No Prognosis
February 19, 2012, 10:31 AM EST
By John Buckley
Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Friso van Oranje, the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, remains in stable but critical condition after a Feb. 17 skiing accident, the Dutch Government Information Service said.
“Prince Friso’s condition is still unchanged: stable but critical,” the information service in The Hague said today in a statement, following his second night in the intensive care trauma unit of a hospital in Innsbruck, Austria. No prognosis can be given before the end of the week, it said.
Friso, 43, was trapped in an avalanche while skiing off- piste at the western Austrian ski resort of Lech, where the Dutch royal family has spent winter vacations since 1959. He was recovered by the Lech mountain rescue service and volunteers after being buried for about 20 minutes and was transported by helicopter to Innsbruck.
Family members including Friso’s brothers Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Prince Constantijn and their families have flown to the area to join the Queen, Friso’s wife Princess Mabel and their two daughters, who were in Austria at the time of the accident.
--Editors: Rob Verdonck, Leon Mangasarian.
P R I N C E
Palpitation is a must if not failure as I try composing on you
Risk will I still my life but simply cannot help writing on you
Iqbal is on land but you are sky high so no equation with you
Narrate I what I have heard and read since I did not see you
CNN and others prominently flashed on incident met by you
Exit you from resort Lech to hospital is the last news on you
J O H N
Joy turns into pain suddenly cannot be explained I write you
Of course yearly Royal family is there that is followed by you
How could anyone think that an avalanche is going to hit you?
Nature is kind you did not die and airlifted alive all greet you
F R I S O
From west to east and south to north all are praying for you
Realize treatment and prayers only are badly needed by you
Iqbal Hadi Zaidi joins H R H Queen Beatrix in prayers for you
Seldom prayers are unheard so you will be healthy I tell you
Of course I will join in celebrations if ticket visa given by you
********************Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Pakistani in Kuwait since 1978