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Skier Dies Attempting To Jump Over A Road

J2SkiNews posted 12-Apr

A young skier has died apparently attempting to ski jump across a highway in Colorado.

The 21-year-old male skier died from injuries sustained whilst attempting to jump across US Highway 40 in what the local Grand County Sheriff's Office described as a "high-risk skiing stunt."

The incident occurred at the state's former Berthoud Pass ski area, one of the world's highest altitude ski centres but one which has not operated for over a decade and is used by ski tourers instead.

The Grand County Sheriff's Office's press release on the incident states that their preliminary investigation suggests that the skier attempted to clear the width of the roadway during a jump, but did not have enough speed and landed on the road at about 3 p.m. on April 9.

Bystander's called 911 and attempting to perform CPR but the skier, who was reported to be wearing a helmet and other protective gear, died at the scene.

The official cause of death and the identity of the skier have not yet been released.

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