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May 16, 2024

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Death at Eldora Mountain Resort

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded to Eldora Mountain Resort on the report of a medical emergency this morning, May 16, shortly after 10:00 a.m. The 9-1-1 call reported that there was CPR in progress on a male patient.

A 52-year-old male staff member at the ski resort was assisting with trail maintenance when a tree fell on top of him, causing life threatening injuries. Medical care was immediately performed by ski patrol, and a Flight for Life Colorado helicopter was en route, but unfortunately, he died on-scene while aid was being rendered.

The identification of the decedent, as well as the cause and manner of death will be determined by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office, however, the death does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

The following agencies assisted in response: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder County Coroner’s Office, Nederland Fire Protection District, American Medical Response (AMR), and Boulder County Co-Responders.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case report number is 24-02368.


/s/ Carrie Haverfield, Sr. Communications Specialist