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Snowboarder from Tampa dies at Colorado resort

FRISCO, Colo. — A young Tampa man who went with two friends to a Rocky Mountain ski resort died Sunday in a snowboarding accident, authorities said.

The snowboarder, Joshua B. Allen, 24, was found around 11 a.m. by the ski patrol in some trees in an intermediate run at the Keystone Resort.

The patrol administered advanced life support and airlifted Allen to a nearby hospital. But he was pronounced dead around 2:30 p.m.

The coroner's office for Summit County, which is west of Denver, said Allen was wearing a helmet, but died of serious facial injuries and brain trauma.

The Denver Post reported that Allen had arrived Wednesday with two friends at the resort.

The resort's website says it includes three mountains in the Rockies, near Breckenridge.

Allen's death marks the 14th skiing- or snowboarding-related fatality in Colorado this snow season. The accident remained under investigation.

Snowboarder from Tampa dies at Colorado resort 02/26/12 [Last modified: Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:24pm]
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