Coroner: Colorado Springs skier died at Copper Mountain from acute heart failure
FRISCO, Colo. — Authorities have identified the skier who died after he was found unconscious at Copper Mountain last week.
The Summit Daily News reported the Summit County coroner has determined that 62-year-old David Gissel died from acute heart failure.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said the Colorado Springs man was found in a strand of trees on the edge of a ski run at Copper Mountain on March 13.
He was later pronounced dead at St. Anthony Copper Medical Clinic. Coroner Regan Wood says the manner of death was natural.