Two fatalities reported during tragic week on local slopes
A skier died after an incident at Park City Mountain Resort and one died at Deer Valley Resort this week in a tragic four-day stretch.
The skier at PCMR died on Tuesday after what the resort described as a "medical incident." PCMR said the skier was a 22-year-old man. The resort did not identify the man or provide information about where he lived.
A statement from the resort said the mountain patrol received the report at 3:05 p.m. Patrollers "provided advanced life support." The man was then taken by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Salt Lake City. The statement said the hospital pronounced him dead.
"Park City Mountain Resort, its mountain patrol team, and all of Vail Resorts extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the individual," PCMR said in the statement.
PCMR did not release other details, including where the incident occurred and whether it involved a collision of some sort.
The skier at Deer Valley died midmorning Friday, the Park City Police Department said. Darwin Little, a police lieutenant, said the person was a 69-year-old man who lived in Summit County. The police did not immediately identify the man pending notification of his family.
Little said the man collided with a tree on upper elevation terrain at Deer Valley. He said the man communicated with medical personnel afterward. A medical helicopter was called to transport the man to a Salt Lake City hospital, Little said. The man’s condition deteriorated and the helicopter was diverted to Park City Medical Center, he said. He died at the hospital.
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