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Skier dies as friends wait for him at base of Utah mountain, cops say

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A skier and his friends jumped off a ski lift to descend the mountain at a ski resort in Utah.

The man’s friend and girlfriend waited for him at the foot of the mountain, but he never came back to them. He was found dead at the base of a 30-foot cliff, Utah police told media.

The 21-year-old skier died of his injuries at Park City Mountain Resort on Friday, April 1, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office told Park Record. The station is about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

All three had exited the King Con lift and descended the mountain, deputies told KSL.

“When the girlfriend and friend got to the bottom of the run, they waited for the deceased to come down the mountain,” Lt. Andrew Wright told KSL. “The girlfriend got help from a ski patroller, who radioed other patrollers down the same slope to look for the 21-year-old.”

The skier was found at the base of a 30ft cliff or embankment, according to KSL.

He died of his injuries, KUTV reported. There were no witnesses to the incident.

Deputies did not give the identity of the man, according to KUTV. The death is under investigation.

“Park City Mountain and the entire Vail Resorts family extend their deepest sympathy and support to the family and friends of this guest,” Mike Goar, the resort’s vice president and chief operating officer, told the Park Record. .

A 54-year-old skier also died while visiting Park City Mountain on Feb. 26, McClatchy News reported. The ski patrol found the Pennsylvania man on the mountain and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time, authorities did not reveal what led to his death.

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