Pagosa Springs, CO – A 35-year-old Tucson man died while snowboarding at Colorado’s Wolf Creek ski area on Saturday when he plunged off a 40-foot cliff.
Christian Rea was snowboarding with friends in Wolf Creek’s Waterfall area on Saturday when they encountered the cliff. One of Rea’s friends tried unsuccessfully to warn him to go around the obstacle as Rea dropped off the cliff, landing on his head and rupturing an artery in his neck, according to Mineral County Coroner Charles Downing.
Downing further explained that severing the blood supply to Rea’s neck killed him quickly.
Peace to his family. Tragic way to end the Christmas holiday.