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.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus