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Sandy snowboarder killed after hitting tree

Published: Thursday, March 28 2013 9:45 p.m. MDT

BRIGHTON — A Sandy man who died Wednesday after he collided with a tree at Brighton Ski Resort was wearing a helmet, police said Thursday.

Snowboarder David Sitek, 26, was found Wednesday night by a skier on the Tantamount run, listed as a "more difficult" area. The skier attempted to revive Sitek and contacted ski patrol, Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said. Police were notified just before 8 p.m.

Medical crews were unable to resuscitate Sitek, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sitek had gone to the resort alone and there were no witnesses to the accident, Hoyal said.  

McKenzie Romero

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