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Second Person in 10 Days Dies Skiing in Telluride

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | March 20, 2016

Second Person in 10 Days Dies Skiing in Telluride

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A second person in 10 days has died skiing in the Colorado resort town of Telluride, the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office told ABC News

George A. Nolan, 69, of Greenwood, SC, died Saturday afternoon after crashing into trees while skiing with his daughter-in-law, ABC reported.

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The sheriff's office told ABC that Nolan’s skis detached from his boots and he went sliding head-first into the trees.

A Telluride Ski Patrol member who witnessed the tragic event said Nolan was wearing a helmet, ABC said.

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Rescuers could not resuscitate Nolan, the sheriff's office told ABC.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss and our thoughts are with the family," Sheriff Bill Masters said to ABC News.

On March 9, a 49-year-old Colorado Springs man died after losing control while skiing in Telluride, the Denver Post reported. 

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