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March 10, 2014
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Snowboarder dies after hitting tree at Copper Mountain Resort

Jonathan Belle, a 22-year-old Denver man, was transported to St. Anthony Copper Mountain Clinic Monday, March 10 after a snowboard incident on Vein Glory, a beginner trail, at Copper Mountain Resort.

A call came into Copper Mountain Ski Patrol at approximately 9:30 a.m. and ski patrol responded immediately, according to a Copper Mountain news release. Ski patrol provided emergency first aid then transported the patient to the St. Anthony Copper Mountain Clinic, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Summit County Coroner’s Office responded at about 10:15 a.m. to Copper Mountain Clinic. According to a coroner’s office news release, the man struck a tree while riding on Vein Glory. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

Copper Mountain Ski Patrol is conducting an investigation into the incident, which is currently ongoing.

Copper Mountain Resort and Copper Mountain Ski Patrol said in a news release that they extend their deepest sympathy and support to the family and friends of the victim.


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