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Purgatory Resort skier dies after colliding with tree

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 19:00:00-05

DURANGO, Colo. — A 70-year-old Dallas man died after apparently colliding with a tree at Purgatory Resort near Durango Saturday.

The skier was going down Vincent's, an intermediate run, when the collision occurred, according to a release from the southwestern Colorado ski resort.

Before ski patrol's arrival on-scene, a resort guest had initiated CPR to the man. He was were airlifted to a Durango hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The La Plata County Coroner will release the victim's identity at a later time.

Saturday's incident marks the state's fourth ski-related death in the past week.