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Sheriff seeks suspect in skier-snowboarder collision at Beaver Creek

April 14, 2014, 9:01 pm

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is seeking witnesses or any information about a collision between a skier and snowboarder last week at Beaver Creek that left the 60-year-old skier seriously injured after the snowboarder fled the scene.

The collision occurred on Tuesday, April 8, at about 3:30 p.m. under the Cinch Express Lift near the intersection of the Sheephorn and Centennial runs just above the Spruce Saddle Lodge.

According to the victim, an unidentified male snowboarder collided with the victim and  told the injured skier that he would call for help. The snowboarder then left the victim and did not wait for ski patrol to arrive on scene.

eagle county sheriff logoBeaver Creek Ski Patrol responded and provided emergency rescue aide to the victim, who was later transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The victim was then transported to a Denver area hospital.

The Colorado Ski Safety Act requires that all skiers control their speed and course, maintain a proper lookout so as to be able to avoid other skiers and, in the event of a collision, to remain at the scene and provide his or her name and address to an employee of the ski area operator. [C.R.S. §33-44-109.]

Call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from acell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus amessage to CRIMES (274637).  If a tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, reporting parties can earn up to a $1,000 reward from Crime Stoppers.

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