Skier Expected To Be Charged With Felony Assault After Launching Into Crowd At Pond Skimming Event

Skier Expected To Be Charged With Felony Assault After Launching Into Crowd At Pond Skimming Event

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Skier Expected To Be Charged With Felony Assault After Launching Into Crowd At Pond Skimming Event

Photo From Chris Logan via The Summit Daily

The Summit Daily is reporting that several people were injured when a skier attempted to jump over a crowd of people at Copper Mountain, CO at an end-of-season pond skimming event.

Hayden Wright, 26, took his pond skim run shortly after noon when he launched into the crowd, breaking a woman’s collarbone and causing several other injuries.

Authorities now say they expect to charge him with felony assault.

Immediately following the failed stunt ski patrollers rushed to the scene and started treating people. Deputies arrived on the scene roughly an hour-and-a-half later and cited Wright for misdemeanor assault.

“We feel confident that the charge should be increased to a felony, so we’ll submit our report to the District Attorney’s Office and ask for their support,” Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons said.

Wright posed for a photo before the crash holding a Bloody Mary. However, it is not known what his blood alcohol content (BAC) was at the time of the incident.

You can see footage of the incident here: WATCH: Footage of Pond Skimmer Launching Into Crowd (Facing Possibly Felony Charges)

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