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Helmet camera shows Schumacher accident 'in perfect clarity'

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Police investigating Michael Schumacher's skiing accident say the incident was captured "in perfect clarity" by his helmet camera.

Patrick Quincy, the French state prosecutor, addressed the media in a press conference in Albertville and said the film from his Go Pro "reconfirms" the information the police already had. The film shows that one of Schumacher's skis hit a rock and that he then fell, hitting his head on another rock. Schumacher was skiing just a few metres from the piste and the rock he hit was eight metres from the piste.

Quincy also said the police could not estimate Schumacher's speed while skiing off piste but confirmed that the standards with regards to the signing of the area had been "well respected".

The police have completed a reconstruction based on the footage, saying that the camera "gives us a great deal of information". As well as the piste being correctly marked, Quincy also ruled out any fault with Schumacher's rented skis.

The reconstruction will be presented at a public inquest in to the accident in order to help determine responsibility. Police also said they had not received any other footage from bystanders after Der Spiegel reported a German skier had captured the incident in the background of a video of his girlfriend on the slopes.

Schumacher remains in a coma in hospital in Grenoble ten days after the accident.

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