Skier Dies at Thredbo Ski Resort, Australia Today After Hitting Tree Branch

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According to the New South Wales Police Force, a 68-year-old Australian skier died while skiing at Thredbo ski resort in Australia today.

The police go on to describe that the man hit a tree branch while skiing, was unable to be revived, and died at the scene.

“A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a man died while skiing at Thredbo this morning.

About 10.15am (Saturday 10 August 2019), a 68-year-old South Australian man was skiing with friends, when it’s believed he struck low-hanging tree branch.

He was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

Police from Monaro Police District will examine all circumstances surrounding the man’s death and prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.” – New South Wales Police Force, today

Map showing location of Tredbo ski resort.

Thredbo has seen 120cms (47″) of snow in the past 4 days.

“Thredbo is deeply saddened by the passing of an adult male whilst skiing at Thredbo Resort today. Thredbo Ski Patrol and a Thredbo Medical Centre Doctor promptly attended the scene.

The Thredbo community extends its heartfelt condolences to the male’s family and friends. Any enquiries should be directed to the NSW Police Force.” – Thredbo General Manager, Stuart Diver


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