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Coroner: Colorado skier died from acute heart failure

March 19, 2019 GMT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the skier who died after he was found unconscious at a Colorado ski resort last week.

The Summit Daily News reported Monday that the Summit County coroner has determined that 62-year-old David Gissel died from acute heart failure.

Summit County sheriff’s officials say the Colorado Springs man was found in a stand of trees on the edge of a ski run at the Copper Mountain resort on March 13.

He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Coroner Regan Wood says the manner of death was natural.

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Information from: Summit Daily News, http://www.summitdaily.com/