Seventeen-year-old Connor Golembiewski, a Hunterdon County resident, died on January 1 while riding a chairlift at Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Central Pennsylvania.
Carbon County Coroner Robert Miller, Jr. says Golembiewski suffered multiple forceful injuries after he fell off of the chairlift.
No comment was made by the resort spokesperson.
The teen fell 37 feet and hit rocks below, according to WFMZ.
Golembiewski was a hockey player for an elite New Jersey team, the New Jersey Renegades. In a statement, the team said “The NJ Renegades mourn the tragic loss of one of their players, Connor Golembiewski, who passed away tragically on New Year’s Day in a skiing accident,” the team said. “Connor was a Renegade starting at the age of 9 playing squirts thru bantams with the Renegades.”
It remains unclear whether or not the teen had the safety bar lowered as regulated by law, but his death was ruled accidental.
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