23-year-old Alex Witt of Farmington, Maine died while working at Sugarloaf Mountain. WGME 13 is reporting Witt was working as part of the mountain’s competition center staff preparing a mogul course on the Skidder trail when he lost his footing, and slid down the course. He was taken by ski patrol to the first aid clinic while CPR was performed but he did not survive. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Sugarloaf GM Karl Strand has issued this statement:
“Our staff is a close-knit family that cares deeply for one another, and our hearts are with our team member and his family today. Safety is the first priority in everything we do at Sugarloaf and a loss like this is a tremendous blow to all of us.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alex Witt’s family and friends.