The body of a man found Tuesday morning in Gore Creek just below Chairlift #8 on Vail Mountain has been identified as a 60-year-old longtime Vail resident.
Maldwyn “Maldy” George Zang was spotted by a woman who was riding a ski lift over Gore Creek. Zang worked at a locals’ bar in the resort town, Bart & Yeti’s, for 40 years.
The cause of death remains under investigation, but Det. Luke Causey told the Vail Daily that the frigid overnight weather was a factor. Zang’s body was frozen.
It is believe at this time that Zang might have fallen into the creek before he died. He’s sunglasses were found upstream and he had a cut on the bridge of his nose.