STRATTON MOUNTAIN -- A 16-year-old Massachusetts youth died from injuries sustained during a snowboarding accident on March 22.
According to a press release from the Winhall Police Department, Tommy Hoang was on a snowboard for the first time when he went off the 91 Trail at Stratton Mountain Resort and crashed into a sign near a wooded area. Members of the Stratton Mountain Ski Patrol responded and found Hoang without a pulse, but ski patrollers and medical personnel at the Carlos Otis Clinic were able to reestablish a pulse.
"Our hearts are with the friends and family during this difficult time," said Stratton Mountain Marketing and Communications Director Myra Foster.
Hoang was flown by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
He was the fourth skier or rider to die at a Vermont resort this season, according to a report from WCAX. In February, a 30-year-old New York man died after hitting a sign post at Stowe Mountain Resort, and a female UVM student died following an accident at Sugarbush. A 21-year -old woman died at Killington in December.
This is the second tragedy at Stratton, this year. In January, a 45-year-old New Jersey man died in a sledding accident after sneaking onto a trail after hours.