Some of this we already know but there are some new details mixed in.
"INNSBRUCK - Dutch Prince Johan Friso, the second son of Queen Beatrix, might never regain consciousness following a serious avalanche accident in Austria, his doctors announced Friday.
"It can't be said with certainty at this point whether Prince Friso will ever regain consciousness again," Wolfgang Koller, head of the trauma unit at Innsbruck University Hospital, told a press conference.
"In any case, a neurological rehabilitation will be required that will take months, if not years."
The 43-year-old Dutch royal was caught in an avalanche while skiing offpiste with a friend in the posh Austrian ski resort of Lech a week ago.
He was quickly evacuated by helicopter to Innsbruck University Hospital but nevertheless spent some 20 minutes under the snow, according to various reports.
"Due to the amount of time spent under the snow, his brain was not supplied with sufficient oxygen," Koller, who did not take any questions, told journalists Friday.
"This resulted in a heart attack that lasted about 50 minutes. During this whole time, the patient had to be reanimated.
"Fifty minutes of reanimation is very, very long, one might even say too long.
"Our hope was that the patient's mild hypothermia would provide some protection for the brain. This hope was not realized."
Doctors were able to do an MRI scan on the prince for the first time on Thursday and "it's clear that the lack of oxygen caused massive damage in the patient's brain," Koller said.
"The family of Prince Friso will now look for an appropriate facility for the rehabilitation," he added.
These were the first official details given on the prince's health since his accident last Friday."
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