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Georgia man dies of heart attack at S’mass

Aspen Times Staff Report

A Georgia man suffered a heart attack and died while on the slopes of the Snowmass ski area Sunday morning, according the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office.

Robert Anderson, 58, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Snowmass Clinic at about 10 a.m. Sunday. Anderson’s heart attack was brought on by natural causes, according to the coroner’s written statement.

Anderson was a resident of Roswell, Ga.

He had apparently just arrived Saturday for a vacation and was skiing Sunday for the first time during the visit, according to Maureen McDonald, communications director with the Aspen Skiing Co.

“He was skiing down Assay Hill and he just sat down beneath the lift,” McDonald said. “The Ski Patrol performed the normal recommended [medical] procedures” to no avail, she added.

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