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Two die at resorts

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

A Park City man collapsed and died while skiing at Deer Valley Resort on Saturday, the authorities and Deer Valley said.

John Igoe was 61 years old and lived on Paddington Drive.

Park City Police Department Lt. Rick Ryan said Igoe and another man at about 11 a.m. skied down Stein’s Way, an intermediate to expert run on Bald Mountain, and collapsed after he finished the run.

He had been skiing for about two hours on Saturday, Ryan said. The other man attempted CPR, Ryan said. The resort’s ski patrol arrived within a minute of 911 being called, said Chuck English, who directs the resort’s mountain operations.

Ryan said Igoe was pronounced dead at the scene. English said ski patrollers tried to revive Igoe with a defibrillator.

He said Igoe was a season-pass holder and a longtime Deer Valley skier.

Meanwhile, a man died at Park City Mountain Resort at about 2:45 p.m. on Monday after he collapsed at the resort’s base area.

Krista Parry, a resort spokeswoman, said ski instructors and then ski patrollers administered CPR but were unable to revive the man. He was taken to a clinic at the resort but the medical crews could not save him.

Parry and Mike Fierro, a Police Department detective, say it appears the man died of natural causes.

He was 55 years old and from Calgary, Alberta. The authorities are withholding his name until next of kin are notified.


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