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A Little Falls man died of severe chest trauma at Hunter Mountain this weekend. Brendan Brown-McCue was skiing a trail on Hunter North when he reportedly lost control and slammed into a rock, killing him instantly.
The 27-year-old was at the resort with friends on Saturday, January 19 when the incident occurred. Hunter Mountain Marketing Director Katie O’Connor confirmed the news on Tuesday and offered condolences to Brown-McCue's friends and family.
Initially it was reported that Brown-McCue was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but it was later confirmed that he was in fact wearing a helmet. A toxicology report was done to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor, which is routine in cases such as this.
Brown-McCue's mother said her son was an experienced skier that had successfully skied the same trail 4 to 6 times that day but witnesses say the trail had become very icy on the final run.
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