Kamloops man dead after sledding accident at Sun Peaks
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November 26, 2012 - 3:39 PM
UPDATE: 3:55 p.m. Nov. 26
Sun Peaks mayor Al Raine said Sun Peaks Fire and Rescue were called to the bunny hill at 1 a.m. to attend to the sledding accident that killed 25-year-old Kamloops resident Nick Guido.
Raine said the platter was not intended for sledding.
"There are signs in appropriate places when you're walking up the slope that say no tobogganing," Raine said.
"Tobogganing down a ski slope is downright dangerous. The slopes are not made for tobogganing."
Raine said the mountain has security throughout the night, but not walking around. He said security mostly monitors the residential subdivisions not the mountain due to a number of prior incidents.
UPDATE: 3 p.m. Nov. 26
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the death of a 25-year-old Kamloops man who died Sunday after sliding into a chairlift support tower at Sun Peaks Resort on a crazy carpet.
"He died as a result of major head injury," said coroner Larry Marzinzik. "It was an accidental death."
Marzinzik confirmed the man to be Kamloops resident and Thompson Rivers University graduate Nick Guido.
"From our report, our investigation so far indicates he had been consuming alcohol and that he made a decision to go down the hill on a crazy carpet and he ended up going down head first," Marzinzik said.
Guido was transported from Sun Peaks to the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops following the accident before passing away at about noon.
— Jessica Wallace
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