UPDATED: Backcountry skier dies on Quandary Peak in Summit County
January 14, 2019
FRISCO — A backcountry skier died Sunday after being critically injured at about 13,400 feet on Quandary Peak.
Peter Jacob Wing, 22, of Denver, died due to blunt-force injuries suffered during a fall, according to Summit County Coroner Regan Wood.
The Summit County Rescue Group responded to the call at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday. They used a Flight For Life helicopter to reach Wing and tried to provide advanced life support but were not able to save him.
Wing was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was flown to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco.
The skier is the second death on Quandary in the past six months. A 67-year-old man died after he suffered a heart attack while hiking in late July.
The 14,265 peak is popular among hikers and backcountry skiers.
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