Officials Idaho Man Who Died In Skiing Accident - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Officials Idaho Man Who Died In Skiing Accident

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - Blaine County authorities have released the name of a 49-year-old man who died in a skiing accident at the Sun Valley Resort in central Idaho.

Coroner Russ Mikel says Christopher Bridgeman of Ketchum died after hitting a tree on an intermediate run on Bald Mountain Wednesday. He did not release Bridgeman's identity until Thursday evening because authorities were unable to reach Bridgeman's wife, who was out of the country.

Officials say another skier saw Bridgeman go over a cat track and out of view. That skier followed to see if Bridgeman was OK and found him unconscious at the base of a tree.

Sun Valley spokesman Jack Sibbach said the ski patrol was called just after 11 a.m. Bridgeman was pronounced dead at 11:19 a.m.

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