Central California skier dies after hitting tree stump
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 8:52 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 8:52 a.m.
LAKESHOR — Authorities say a 49-year-old Fresno man died after he skied off a trail in Sierra National Forest and hit a tree stump.
The Fresno County Sheriff's office says the man's helmet had cracked when rescuers came to his aid at China Peak Mountain Resort Saturday evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The resort's owner, Tim Cohee, told the Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/105mHTQ) the man was coming down an intermediate run and onto a flat run when he apparently failed to negotiate the turn and ended up in the woods. Cohee said both skis came off and the man hit a large tree stump.
The man was among a group of season-pass holders who were allowed to ski a little longer after the resort closed.
Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com
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