A Massachusetts man died of wounds he suffered while skiing at a Colorado resort, according to cops.
The Fraser Winter Park Police Department named the victim as 25-year-old Francis Raymond Ermilio, of Shrewsbury.
According to cops, Ermilio had been skiing with his buddies at Winter Park Resort on Saturday when they became segregated at about 4:20 p.m. near the Whistle Stop and Dormouse runs.
His buddies waited from him at the base of the resort and reported Winter Park’s ski patrol when he did not arrive in a fair amount of time.
Ski patrol personnel discovered Ermilio at about 7:35 p.m. in a wooded area adjacent to the White Rabbit run, which is an intermediate-level trail. He was unconscious and suffering from head and facial injury.
Ermilio was brought to the Denver Health Clinic, where he was pronounced lifeless shortly before 8:30 p.m.
Investigators think Ermilio lost control while skiing down the White Rabbit run, skied into the wooded area, and experienced his fatal injuries after crashing into various trees.
According to police, Ermilio was not a skilled skier, but he was using a helmet at the time of the crash.
The Grand County Coroner’s Office will be conducting a post-mortem to determine the cause and manner of Ermilio’s loss.