Skier dies at Hunter Mountain

from State Police:

Hunter Mountain Fatal Accident

NEW YORK STATE POLICE

Major Joseph A. TripodoTroop F Commander

PRESS RELEASE

The State Police at Catskill are investigating the death of Zachary T. Thompson, age 20 from Cream Ridge, NJ, at Hunter Mountain Ski Center. Thompson was skiing on the Racers Edge trail, a double black diamond (expert) trail on Hunter's Mountain. Thompson lost control and slid before leaving the trail and striking several trees. Thompson was extricated by the ski patrol and then treated by Greene County Paramedics and Hunter area ambulance personnel before being pronounced deceased. State Police are currently treating the matter as an accidental fall and do not suspect any foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for a later date.

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