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December 26, 2013
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Breckenridge Ski Patrol responds to Christmas Day skier death

A man died Wednesday, Christmas Day, while visiting Breckenridge Ski Resort, according to a Summit County Coroner’s Office news release.

Vladimir Stroleny, 57, from Miami, Fla., reportedly collapsed at about 12:30 p.m. at the top of the Beaver Run lift on Peak 9, the release stated. Breckenridge Ski Patrol responded to the scene and performed CPR while transporting the man to the Breckenridge Medical Center.

CPR continued for approximately 50 minutes before the man was ultimately pronounced dead, the release stated.

Although the cause of death is under investigation and an autopsy has been ordered, chief deputy coroner Regan Wood said initial findings point to the death being natural and possibly cardiac related.

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