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Fatal heart attack at Keystone

KEYSTONE – A 65-year-old Boulder man was pronounced dead Nov. 14 after suffering a heart attack while skiing at Keystone.

According to Summit County Coroner Dave Joslin, James Graves fell to the ground while skiing Saw Whiskers, a beginner ski run on the front of Keystone Mountain. Bystanders – including a nurse – gave the man CPR until ski patrollers arrived. He suffered no trauma in the fall, Joslin said.

Patrollers took him to the clinic at the base of the mountain at 1:30 p.m.; doctors there pronounced him dead at 1:54 p.m.

Joslin said the man had a history of heart problems, including a previous bypass and heart attack. He also suffered from an enlarged heart and various other heart diseases.

The family agreed to donate Graves’ corneas, skin and long bones for transplant, Joslin said.

Jane Stebbins can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 228 or jstebbins@summitdaily.com.

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