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- A 23-year-old Virginia man died after striking snowblowing equipment while skiing at Bear Creek Mountain Resort.
- The resort said that the skier was “alert and responsive" when ski patrol responded to the scene.
- The Lehigh County Coroner ruled the death accidental.
A skiing accident at an eastern Pennsylvania resort claimed the life of a Virginia man, authorities said.
Matthew Rosenstein, 23, of Arlington, Virginia died Monday of multiple blunt force injuries, the Lehigh County coroner's office said Wednesday.
The coroner's office said he struck snowblowing equipment while skiing at about 2 p.m. Monday at Bear Creek Mountain Resort. He was pronounced dead a little over an hour later at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. The death was ruled accidental.
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The resort told WFMZ in a statement that the skier was “alert and responsive" when ski patrol responded to the scene. The statement said he had a helmet “but was not wearing it at the time.” He was taken to the ski patrol room by toboggan and then taken by ambulance to the hospital, the resort said.
Bear Creek Mountain Resort gave a more brief statement to NBC10:
"The skiing incident that occurred on Monday, December 23rd is still under investigation and Bear Creek Mountain Resort would like to respect the request of the family of keeping this matter private."