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UPDATED: Snowboarder dies Sunday morning at Snowmass terrain park

Jason Auslander
Aspen Times

Ski patrollers at Snowmass Mountain Resort worked on their investigation Sunday afternoon after a 20-year-old snowboarder died attempting the first jump in the Makaha Terrain Park in the morning.

ASPEN — Tyler Hamm, 20, of Snowmass Village, died Sunday morning in a Snowmass Mountain Resort terrain park, officials said Sunday afternoon.

Hamm, who was snowboarding, died after attempting the first jump at the Makaha Terrain Park just after 11 a.m. Ski patrol received a call from someone riding the Village Express lift, an Aspen Skiing Co. official said.

The cause and manner of death are pending investigation, Deputy Coroner Eric Hansen said in a news release. Hamm was not wearing a helmet, an Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman said.

“Patrol responded immediately and found the man unresponsive with no pulse or breathing,” Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle said Sunday afternoon. “They began advanced life-saving procedures. They were unable to re-establish a pulse, and the man was pronounced dead by the Pitkin County coroner.

“Our deepest sympathies and thoughts go out to the man’s family and friends, and we are offering support and assistance.”

The jump is just under the Village Express lift, which was shut down for a brief period Sunday after the incident. The Makaha Park remained closed Sunday afternoon as ski patrollers continued their investigation at a jump.

Read more at AspenTimes.com.


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