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Skier who died on Quandary Peak in Summit County identified

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 09:46:19-05

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a backcountry skier who died on Quandary Peak in Colorado's Summit County.

The Summit Daily News reports 22-year-old Peter Wing, of Denver, was skiing with a companion when he fell Sunday morning at about 13,400 feet (4,084 meters) elevation. Coroner Regan Wood says Wing died of blunt-force injuries.

The Summit County Rescue Group used a helicopter to reach the skier, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is the second death on Quandary Peak in the last six months. A 67-year-old man died after he suffered a heart attack on the Quandary Peak Trail while hiking in late July.