UPDATED: Park City-area man dies after collapsing at PCMR
A Park City-area man collapsed while skiing at Park City Mountain Resort on Sunday and later died, according to information from the resort and the Park City Police Department.
The man, identified by the Police Department as Brian Graham, was 62 years old.
Phil Kirk, a police captain, said Graham was skiing with his wife at 10:30 a.m. when he collapsed. Kirk said the collapse was not the result of a skiing accident. Kirk said the Police Department and the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner are continuing to investigate the death. Kirk said the death is under investigation as potentially medically related.
Graham collapsed on a trail toward the bottom of the Silverlode Express lift, a popular lift that serves a range of terrain ratings. PCMR said he was on an intermediate-rated trail.
The Police Department said in an online statement bystanders administered CPR. Kirk said the PCMR ski patrol transported Graham off the slopes. The resort said emergency medical care was administered before the Park City Fire District pronounced him deceased.
The resort released a prepared statement about the death.
“Park City Mountain, Park City Mountain Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to the family and friends of the man involved,” Bill Rock, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of the resort, said in the statement.
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