Prince Friso has been in a coma since being buried under an avalanche. (Reuters)   Prince Friso has been in a coma since being buried under an avalanche.
Prince Friso has been in a coma since being buried under an avalanche. (Reuters)

Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who was injured in an avalanche last week, may never wake up from his coma, doctors treating him in Austria say.

Friso, 43, was injured skiing holiday in the Austrian resort of Lech, was buried underneath 15 feet of snow before being rescued.

He was taken to a hospital in Innsbruck after the accident. No one else was hurt in the avalanche.

Friso is the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Dutch Queen Beatrix arrives with Prince Johan Friso's wife Mabel at university hospital in Innsbruck (Reuters)
Dutch Queen Beatrix arrives with Prince Johan Friso's wife Mabel at university hospital in Innsbruck (Reuters)