Snowmobiler Caleb Moore died this morning, Jan. 31, in Colorado. According to an ABC News report released this afternoon, the tragedy has prompted X Games officials to announce a thorough review of freestyle snowmobiling events will take place.
Moore, 25, flipped over his handlebars during an X Games competition on Jan. 24. Caleb's snowmobile rolled on top of him during the incident, however, the crowd was relieved when he was able to walk away unassisted minutes later.
Moore went to the hospital for a concussion and later lost consciousness. A serious brain injury was detected. Caleb was in the intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. for a week.
Moore family spokesperson, Chelsea Lawson, released the following statement:
"This morning Caleb Moore passed away. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received from all the fans, friends and family around the world that Caleb has inspired.
They would also like to thank the physicians and medical staff at both Aspen Valley Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction for their care and dedication.
At this time, the family will not be making any other public statements. They continue to decline interviews. Thank you for continuing to respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.
Arrangements for a celebration of life are being made and an announcement will be made in the coming days."
Caleb's friends and family have described him as deeply loyal and fun-loving. Fellow snowmobilers say Moore was determined and a fierce competitor.