By Alysha Bohanon
The Dutch prince was severely injured Friday in an avalanche at an Austrian ski resort, news sources report.
Prince Johan Friso, 43, was skiing outside the bounds of the resort Lech am Arlberg, a popular skiing area in western Austria, when an avalanche occurred and he was buried beneath the snow, according to CNN.
Friso was rushed to the hospital, where he is in intensive care. He had a stable night, but "his life is still in danger," according to a statement cited in the Huffington Post.
Friso is the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Europe has experienced record snow falls in recent weeks. According to the Huffington Post, the regional avalanche warning issued for the day was four on the five-point scale, meaning the danger was high.
Friso reportedly did not obtain any external injuries, but suffered from lack of oxygen. He was buried in the snow for 20 minutes, according to the Huffington Post.
The prince was wearing an electronic beacon that helped rescuers find him, according to CNN. The prince's companion, an unidentified Austrian, escaped unhurt.