facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Dartmouth skier collapses, dies during cross-country race

Feb. 2, 2014 at 1:16 AM   |   Comments

CRAFTSBURY, Vt., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old Dartmouth College skier collapsed and died Saturday while competing in a 25-kilometer race in Vermont, school officials said.

Skier Dies During Race

Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon said junior Torin Tucker collapsed during the 25K Classic Marathon at Craftsbury Nordic Center in Craftsbury, the Valley News in Lebanon, N.H., reported.

"We have been in contact with his family and share our deepest sympathies with them at this time of heartbreaking loss," Hanlon wrote in an email to the college community.

Russell Spring, general manager at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, said he talked to one of the first people to find Tucker, who grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho.

"He said he came up over a hill and saw [Tucker] lying there and helped give him CPR," Spring told the newspaper.

But Spring said he was told the rescue workers "were unable to save him."

"It's really sad," Spring said. "At the end of the day, people were coming in and talking about how great the conditions were, but most of them didn't know what had happened. I have a son who's 20, so this hits home for me."

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Cung Le recieves 9-month ban from UFC for HGH use Cung Le recieves 9-month ban from UFC for HGH use
2
Tiger Woods opening restaurant in South Florida Tiger Woods opening restaurant in South Florida
3
Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death' Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death'
4
Despite rumors, ESPN's Jon Gruden not interested in Raiders head coaching gig Despite rumors, ESPN's Jon Gruden not interested in Raiders head coaching gig
5
Surging Tiger-Cats take on slumping Lions
Trending News
x
Feedback