Patrik Jaerbyn's Shocking, Brutal Crash in Men's Super G

Patrik+Jaerbyn in Alpine Skiing - Day 4
(FRANCE OUT) Patrik Jaerbyn of Sweden crashes during the Alpine skiing Men's Downhill at Whistler Creekside during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Getty Images)more pics »UPDATE: Here's the video. No idea how long it will stay up.

Sad news from the men's Alpine Super G competion today, where worsening conditions resulted in an absolutely brutal crash by Patrik Jaerbyn of Sweden. The 40-year-old Jaerbyn seemed to catch an edge as he was racing down the course, launching himself into the air.

Jaerbyn is sent flying after his crash on the Super G course. (AP)
He flipped in midair, before landing on his back. The crash seemed to knock the veteran downhiller unconscious as he slid to the bottom of the hill.

Helicopters were called in to airlift the injured skier off the mountain, temporarily delaying the remainder of the race. Course conditions for the Dave Murray piste on Whistler mountain course have been bad all day, with a disturbing amount of ice and snow flying up as skiers went down the mountain.

No further word on Jaerbyn's condition is currently available. We'll update with video of the crash as soon as we have it.

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Patrik Jaerbyn of Sweden is stretchered off the mountain after a bad fall in the men's alpine skiing Super-G on day 8 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Creekside on February 19, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Getty Images)more pics »
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