May 21, 2018
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Police identify man killed while skiing at Sugarloaf

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Police have identified the man who died while skiing at Sugarloaf ski resort on Thursday.

Carrabassett Valley Police Chief Scott Nichols said Friday that David Morse, 41, of Kingston, Nova Scotia, was visiting the area with his wife and two children.

Nichols told the Bangor Daily News that Morse died shortly after 5 p.m. in an ambulance that was taking him to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

Morse was skiing on the Lower Timberline Trail, a “green circle” or easier trail on the mountain’s west side, when he struck a tree shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. It marks the first skiing fatality at the resort this season.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Morse’s body to determine an exact cause of death.

Correction: The last name of the skier was erroneous in some references in an earlier version of this story. His name is Davis Morse.

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