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Young skier dies at West Mountain

GLENSFALLS- Sean M. LaFlash, 17, of Fort Ann suffered cardiac arrest near the triple chair lift at West Mountain, causing him to ski off the trail into a wooded area last week.

The victim was found by a friend who has lost track of him while skiing together on a trail called "Banister".

LaFlash's accident was reported to ski patrol, who transported LaFlash to the base of the mountain. He was then transported to the Glens Falls Hospital by the West Glens Falls Emergency Squad, but later succumbed to his injuries at the Hospital, according to the Warren County Sherrif's office.

LaFlash wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The accident is under investigation by the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

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