Schumacher's helmet camera handed to authorities

A camera that Michael Schumacher was wearing on his helmet when he was injured in a skiing accident has been handed to authorities, the Formula One champion's manager said.

Michael Schumacher remains in an artificially induced coma following a skiing accident. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The racing driver, who suffered a severe head injury while skiing off-piste in the resort of Meribel in France last Sunday, remains in an artificially induced coma.

He is in a critical but stable condition and it is believed his life was saved by his skiing helmet, which split on impact.

Schumacher turned 45 yesterday, with his family saying they were "overwhelmed" by the support of fans who gathered at the Grenoble hospital to mark the occasion.

Sabine Kehm said in a statement that investigators had been given the camera by relatives, dismissing speculation this was against their wishes.

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