WEST DOVER -- A New York man died Sunday morning after reportedly sustaining head and neck injuries in a sledding accident at the Mount Snow Ski Area’s Carinthia Base Lodge.
Jonathan Meyers, 28, had been sledding in the halfpipe at Carinthia and descended the hill a high speed before hitting a support post for the deck, according to police documents. Meyers was transported away from the scene by Deerfield Valley Rescue but was pronounced dead shortly after.
Sledding is not permitted at the ski area. Dover Police Chief Robert Edwards said Meyers and the two friends he was with got access to the halfpipe because it was dark and Mount Snow security "can’t be everywhere."
He said personnel from Mount Snow’s security team, Hunter North Security and the East Dover Fire Department were on scene when Officer Dave Hammack -- the investigating officer -- arrived. Edwards said CPR was being administered when Hammack got there.
The chief said the police department is called anytime there is serious injury or a risk of death.
Edwards told the Reformer the department waited to notify Meyers’ family before alerting the media. He said Meyers’ family has a second home in Dover.
Dave Meeker, the public relations coordinator for Mount Snow, said the incident is under investigation by the Dover Police Department and had no further comment.
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