Two ski accidents claimed lives in New York State last week. The first occurred on Wednesday, a worker at the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort was killed when he slipped on ice, on a steep embankment then struck a rock and a tree.

Then Friday morning, State Police responded to a reported fatal skiing accident on Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, New York. The investigation established a young male was skiing with relatives on the Excelsior Trail when he lost control, exited the trail and collided with several trees. The victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was located approximately 30 feet from the trail, in a wooded area. The Whiteface Ski Patrol and Emergency Medical Technicians responded and administered emergency lifesaving measures.

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