Fatal Tree Strike at Breckenridge, CO

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Breckenridge Ski Resort. Credit: Breckenridge

The Summit County Sheriff’s office has confirmed a skier fatality at Breckenridge, CO at 3:55 pm on Friday, March 23. The sheriff released the following statement:

“On March 23, 2018, at approximately 3:55 pm the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 9. The skier was transported to the Medical Clinic where he was pronounced dead. No information about the identity of the skier is being released until notification to the next of kin has been made. The Summit County Coroner has taken over the investigation.”

The Summit County coroner’s office has since confirmed the name of the deceased as 72-year-old George Constantine of Denver. Coroner Regan Wood released the following statement:

“The decedent is George Constantine, age 72, from Denver, CO. He was helmeted at the time of the incident. He collided with a tree while skiing and died of exsanguination due to blunt force trauma injuries.”

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