Update: 18-year-old Skier Dies In Accident At Beaver Mountain Resort

Tyson Shoemaker
18-year-old Tyson Shoemaker died after hitting a tree while skiing at Beaver Mountain Resort. Photo Courtesy: Tyson Shoemaker Facebook

CACHE COUNTY, Utah, March 3, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — An 18-year-old from Washington state died in a skiing accident Thursday afternoon at the Beaver Mountain Resort in Logan Canyon, officials said. The victim was a student at Utah State University.

According to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, deputies along with medical crews from the Logan City Fire Department were dispatched to the resort just before 2 p.m.

A news release from the Sheriff’s Office said Tyson Lloyd Shoemaker, 18, of Camano Island, Washington, died when he lost control while skiing and ran off the groomed run where he struck a tree. The incident was witnessed by other skiers who were able to summon help from the Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol.

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Ski patrol members found Shoemaker unresponsive and immediate lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.

The release goes on: “Shoemaker was living in Logan, Utah and attending school at Utah State University.  Investigators have been to the scene and talked to witnesses.  At this time we are investigating this incident as an unfortunate accident.”

The investigation will be assisted by the State of Utah Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death.

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  1. So very sorry to hear of this young man’s death. We met his Aunt Christine last summer while she and my Cousin Jack visited us here in Victoria, BC. We will include all the family in our prayers. Loosing a child is a terribly sad experience. How generous that while they suffer this loss, they shared his eyes with a child.

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