Hoosick, N.Y., native dies while skiing at Maine's Sugarloaf resort


CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) - Officials say a Husson University student died after skiing off a trail into trees at Maine's Sugarloaf resort.

Carrabassett Valley Police Chief Mark Lopez says the ski patrol and an ambulance crew performed CPR before 21-year-old Stephen Colvin was pronounced dead Tuesday morning. Sugarloaf said in a news release that members of the Sugarloaf Ski Patrol responded to the skiing accident at about 9:30 a.m. and took Colvin to the Sugarloaf First Aid Clinic while performing CPR. Paramedics from Northstar Ambulance continued treating him at the clinic, where he was pronounced dead, according to an article by the Portland Press Herald.

Colvin, from Hoosick, N.Y., was skiing with fellow members of the Husson football team. He was a sophomore at Husson, where he was studying environmental science and was a linebacker on the football team, according to information reported by the Press Herald.

Colvin was a 2011 graduate of Hoosick Falls Central School in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., where he had been a member of the football team.

Lopez said Colvin, who wasn't wearing a helmet, lost control on the black-diamond Hayburner trail and struck several trees in the woods. A LifeFlight helicopter was activated and was canceled after he was pronounced dead.

The last time a skier died at Sugarloaf was January 2012.

John Diller, Sugarloaf's general manager, said the entire community extended its sympathies to the family. He said "a loss like this is felt throughout the community."


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