Two Dead Following Tree Collisions at Eldora Mountain Resort
Two people died this week after colliding with trees at Eldora Mountain Resort.
According to a news release from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), the first incident occurred around 3:50 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 28), when a snowboarder crashed into a tree on the Jolly Jug Trail.
Authorities, including BCSO deputies, ski patrol and rescue personnel from Northern Colorado Medevac, attempted rescue efforts and transported the 26-year-old male to the ski resort's first aid room, with a helicopter on stand-by.
Unfortunately, the snowboarder was unable to survive his injuries, and authorities pronounced him dead at the scene around 4:40 p.m.
Bystanders, who also performed CPR on the man before rescuers arrived, said that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
BCSO reports that the second incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Monday (March 1), when a skier collided with a tree on the Lower Ambush run.
Despite rescue efforts, the 16-year-old male succumbed to his injuries, and authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.
The Boulder County Coroner's Office has not yet released the skier's cause of death, and it is unknown if he was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.
Authorities are withholding identification of both the snowboarder and the skier until next of kin are notified.
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