Collision with tree on Cypress Mountain leaves 50-year-old man dead

Snowboarders ride a chairlift at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A skiing accident on West Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain left a 50-year-old man dead on Saturday.

The resort said the incident happened around 10 a.m. in the upper mountain area.

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Witnesses said one of the man’s skis released, at which point he lost control and crashed into a tree on the side of the run, according to the resort.

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Ski patrollers were deployed and performed CPR as the man was transported to base. He was transferred to paramedics, according to Cypress Mountain.

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Resuscitation efforts proved ineffective, and the man was pronounced dead around 11:30 a.m.

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In a statement, Cypress Mountain Resort president Russell Chamberlain expressed condolences to the man’s family, and thanked paramedics and first responders for their efforts.


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