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Snowboarder dies after colliding with tree at Brighton

Published: Wednesday, March 27 2013 10:45 p.m. MDT

BRIGHTON — A man found on the Tantamount run at Brighton Ski Resort Wednesday is dead, apparently killed after snowboarding into a  tree. Police identified the man as 26-year-old David Sitek of Sandy.

Another skier located Sitek and tried to revive him but he was not responsive, Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said. Police were notified shortly before 8 p.m.

Medical teams also tried to resuscitate Sitek and a medical helicopter was called in but the snowboarder was pronounced dead at the scene, Hoyal said.

Hoyal was unaware whether or not Sitek was wearing a helmet. Police are working to determine whether he was alone visiting the resort.

McKenzie Romero, Twitter: McKenzieRomero

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