Two men die at Colorado ski resorts in separate incidents

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DENVER -- Two men died at separate Colorado ski resorts on Wednesday, authorities said.

A 19-year-old man died at Copper Mountain Resort after an incident on the intermediate trail American Flyer about 11 a.m. Emergency first aid was administered to the man, who was taken to St. Anthony’s Copper Mountain Clinic where he died.

The cause of death is under investigation. The man has not been identified.

At Telluride Ski Resort, a 49-year-old Colorado Spring man was killed after he fell. William Scott Elligott was skiing in the Gold Hill area with his 20-year-old when he fell about 11 a.m.

The daughter told the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office that she was skiing ahead of her father. She pulled over on a catwalk to wait for him and when she looked up, he passed her and seemed to lose control.

Both skis released and Elligott tumbled out of her sight, the sheriff's office said. Several ski patrol members told deputies they found Elligott without a pulse. CPR was administered, but he could not be revived.

It was the first time Elligott had skied in Telluride. He was on a several-day trip to various ski areas with his daughter, the sheriff's office said.

Elligott's death is under investigation. No foul play is suspected.

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