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CARBON COUNTY, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Officials say a 21-year-old man died after a fall at a ski resort in the Lehigh Valley, the third death at a ski resort in the area this year.

Blue Mountain spokeswoman Tricia Matsko says the skier fell after going over a snow jump on a beginner’s trail around 6 p.m. Sunday.

The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was pronounced dead at Palmerton Hospital.

An autopsy is planned.

80-Year-Old Man Dies Following Skiing Incident At Camelback Mountain, Ski Resort Says

Matsko says the man wasn’t wearing a helmet.

A week earlier, 80-year-old Rudolf Huber died of complications from injuries sustained in a fall while skiing at Camelback Resort in Tannersville.

Seventeen-year-old Connor Golembiewski, of Flemington, New Jersey, died after falling off a chairlift at Blue Mountain on New Year’s Day.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  1. Lucy Einstein says:

    Stay indoors, it’s safer.

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