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Sheriff names patroller who died in Utah chairlift accident



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PARK CITY, Utah — The Park Metropolis Mountain worker who died in a chairlift accident was a 29-year-old ski patroller from Millcreek Utah, Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez mentioned on Wednesday.

Christian Helger died on Monday morning after being ejected from a chairlift shaken by a tree that fell onto a raise cable, resort officers and police mentioned.

“Our prayers are with the Helger household as they grieve the lack of Christian,” Martinez mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.

Representatives of Park Metropolis Mountain and the Summit County Sheriff consider Helger fell at the least 25 ft (7.6 meters) from the Quick Lower chairlift right into a deep ravine round 11:25 a.m. on Monday.

Park Metropolis ski patrol tried to deal with his accidents and evacuated 10 others who additionally have been on the chairlift.

Summit County Sheriff Captain Andrew Wright instructed KSL-TV on Tuesday that Helger fell to terrain that was troublesome to entry. Ski patrol members took at the least 20 minutes to succeed in the sufferer and dig him out of what deputies known as “chest-deep snow” earlier than making an attempt to deal with him. Wright mentioned the division’s investigation might take into account variables together with snow, tree health and tree proximity to the raise.