A British tourist was killed in a snowboard accident on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Heavenly Mountain Resort. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was snowboarding on the resort’s Tamarack run at about 3 p.m. when he attempted to avoid another guest, left the run and hit a sign post. He suffered blunt force trauma to his chest during the crash.

He was taken to the Sky Meadows area of the resort for medical treatment, but was pronounced dead before an emergency medical helicopter could arrive.

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