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A man found unconscious along a Park City Mountain Resort snowboarding trail on Sunday was declared dead not long after being airlifted to University Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Summit County Sheriff's Deputy Ashley Fugal on Tuesday identified the victim as Richard Habib, 60, who lived in the Park City area.
Habib was found along the intermediate-level trail at the resort about 3:45 p.m. Sunday by Ski Patrol personnel, and efforts by them and Summit County emergency medical workers to revive him were unsuccessful.
Habib was taken down the mountain, where a medical helicopter picked him up. He was pronounced dead a short time later, Fugal said.
In a statement, PCMR and its owner, Vail Resorts offered their "deepest sympathy and support" to Habib's family.
Habib's death was initially attributed to a snowboarding accident, though resort officials did not immediately answer inquiries seeking details on his injuries, or specifically how they were sustained.