Skier fell at MMSA, died from injuries

mmsamainlodgeMammoth Lakes, CA, February 4, 2013 — At approximately 12:40pm yesterday, a male skier, 49, lost control and fell in upper Wipe Out 2 (a Double Black Diamond run at the top of Mammoth Mountain).

According to witnesses, the guest fell, slid down the chute, collided with a rock and continued to slide.  Two guests who witnessed the fall were first on scene and began CPR. Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol arrived almost immediately after to administer first aid and transport the guest to Main Lodge Ski Patrol. The individual was rushed to Mammoth Hospital Emergency Room where sadly, he passed away as a result of his injuries.

Any inquiries regarding this incident should be referred to the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.

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Laetitia
Laetitia
9 years ago

Our deepest condolences go to you Loic & Franck’s family as we saw him on the toboggan going through Main lodge as the ski patrolmen were doing CPR. It was a very difficult & sad moment, our prayers go to his wife & his son & his entire family.

Loic Bioche
Loic Bioche
9 years ago

Franck will be dearly missed. He was my cousin, his mother and my mother are sisters. He spent most of his vacations in the Chamonix (France) area. His father was a rock climber, and an architect by trade. Mountains and ski were not a mystery to him. He came to… Read more »

Sierra Lady
Sierra Lady
9 years ago
Reply to  Loic Bioche

Very, very sorry about the loss or your cousin. He sounded like a good man and an experienced skier. Prayers go out to your family and his family during this difficult time. 🙁

B. Richter
Mammoth Lakes

Bob
Bob
9 years ago
Reply to  Loic Bioche

Hi Loic & Franck’s family I’m so sorry for your loss and especially to his wife and son. My 18 yr old son saw Franck from the chairlift just after he hit the rock, slid and 2 skiers stopped him. So my son sped down to his aid, took his… Read more »

anonymous
anonymous
9 years ago

Was he a local.?? We saw all the sirens going on. My heart goes out to his family…

Snow S
Snow S
9 years ago

Frank was such a kind and cheerful person, his tall frame welcomed in any friendly hallway chat. He will be missed by his coworkers all.

Samomom
Samomom
9 years ago
Reply to  Snow S

So sorry for you loss. I saw the ski patrol working so hard to save him. Know that they never have up trying. People on that side of the mountain stopped and just sat on the runs , including my husband because they were shocked to see what was occurring.

sierragrl
sierragrl
9 years ago

I thought there were a lot of sirens going on, much more then usual. Sorry to hear it was a fatality. We all know that skiing has inherent risks, but for the most part, people stay pretty safe while doing it. Not too often does one die. My heart goes… Read more »

Dingo
Dingo
9 years ago

Dang, harsh. I’ve seen this happen from the chair in the past and I don’t care to ever see anything like it again. Luckly, the individual I saw lived. I honestly thought the dude had to be dead with the head first impact into the rock and also the way… Read more »