Ski instructor asked Richardson to go to hospital

March 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS  

London, March 22 (IANS) A ski instructor had urged the late actress Natasha Richardson to go to the hospital after her fall while skiing.
The instructor Danush Rudolph was skiing on Mont Tremblant in Canada when she was notified that Richardson needed help. Rudoph quickly went to the scene of the accident and made an effort to convince Richardson to go to the hospital, reports.

A source said: “Danush is a professional. Natasha had no visible injuries, but any time you take a bad tumble there is a remote possibility that you can tear a blood vessel in the brain. The protocol when you are a ski instructor is better safe than sorry.”

However, Richardson had turned away an ambulance and chose to just return to her hotel suite.

Another source added: “It was over two hours later when she finally agreed that she needed help and a second ambulance was called. By then she was disoriented, confused and vomiting. If she had listened to Danush, who grew up in the Quebec mountains and has been a ski pro for 14 years, she would have been at the local hospital, which has a CT scanner, within 30 minutes. But it was nearly four hours before she got there and they discovered her brain injury. They immediately sent her on to Montreal, but that’s an hour away and by the time she got there it was too late.”

Richardson will be buried in a private family ceremony Sunday near her Millbrook Dutchess County home in New York.

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