Dartmouth College Skier Dies During Skiing Race in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — According to school officials, A Dartmouth College skier died on Saturday while participating in a cross country skiing race in Craftsbury.

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Torin Tucker, 20, was a junior on the Dartmouth ski team. He was competing in the 25K Classic Marathon at the Craftsbury Nordic Center.

The event is one of the largest ski events in the east, with up to 1,000 total participants annually.

Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon said that Tucker collapsed during the marathon.

According to reports Tucker grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho. Attempts to resuscitate him at the scene failed. The cause of his death is still under investigation

“We have been in contact with his family and share our deepest sympathies with them at this time of heartbreaking loss,” Hanlon wrote in an email to the college community.

Counseling will be made available for students and staff at Dartmouth College.

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