A 17-year-old from Fort Ann died Saturday afternoon after a skiing accident on West Mountain in New York. The high school senior became separated from a friend while skiing the “Banister” trail Saturday morning. His friend located him off the trail in a wooded area and notified Ski Patrol, who transported the victim to the base of the mountain. The Fort Ann teen was racing his friend down the mountain when he skied off a trial. He was not wearing a helmet. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said he hit several trees and suffered severe head injuries.

No one witnessed the Saturday morning accident. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and West Glens Falls Emergency Squad received a call just before 11:30 a.m. reporting a subject in cardiac arrest at the mountain. The young man was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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