Man who died at Heavenly last week was snowboarding |

Man who died at Heavenly last week was snowboarding

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Christopher Michael Perring, 34, of Great Britain, was killed in a snowboard accident on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Heavenly Mountain Resort, officials have confirmed.

According to updated information from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Perring was snowboarding on the resort’s Tamarack run about 3 p.m. when he attempted to avoid another guest, left the run and hit a sign post, said Lt. Les Lovell. He suffered blunt force trauma to his chest during the crash.

Authorities last week initially reported Perring had been skiing at the time of the incident.

Perring was taken to the Sky Meadows area of the resort for medical treatment, but was pronounced dead before an emergency medical helicopter could arrive.

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