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Body found in creek near base of Vail Ski Resort

VAIL, Colo. -- A body was found in a creek near the base of Vail Ski Resort on Tuesday morning, the Vail Police Department said.

Police said Maldwyn George Zang, 60, was found in Gore Creek near Lionshead. Zang was a longtime resident of Vail.

His body was found about 9 a.m. underneath chairlift 8. Police said they don't think he was skiing at the time of his death. They said he was wearing thin pants and a light jacket.

An officer said officials were treating the death as suspicious until the investigation is complete.

Skiers who needed to use the Lionshead access point were rerouted through Vail Village, Golden Peak or Cascade. The Lionshead access areas reopened just before 11:30 a.m.

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