Man dies on chairlift at Breckenridge

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Frisco, Colo. (AP) - An autopsy will be performed on a Rhode Island man who died on a chairlift while skiing in Breckenridge.

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says 48-year-old Michael Wiggins died at about noon Wednesday on a chairlift on Peak 8 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

She says Wiggins lost consciousness while riding the chairlift with his family, and efforts to resuscitate him at the top of the lift were unsuccessful.

Wiggins was an orthopedic surgeon from East Greenwich, R.I. Richardson says he had no significant medical history.

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