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Injured skier to be fine

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By Carol A. Clark

It appears that the Los Alamos skier who was injured in a recent accident on the Lumber Yard Run at Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill is going to be fine.

“He (William Crooks) did sustain some significant injuries but our patrol talked to his wife and it looks like he is going to be fine,” said Pajarito Ski Hill General Manager Tom Long during an interview Friday afternoon. “We haven’t heard if he is out of the hospital yet.”

Crooks, 45, fell and hit his head at about 3 p.m. Feb. 27.

The Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol stabilized the man and contacted the Los Alamos Fire Department through the Los Alamos County Consolidated Dispatch Center.

LAFD Firefighter Cress Lee, Driver Engineer Mark Whitcomb and Driver Engineer Kelly Grace-Meyer responded to the scene, as did Los Alamos Police officers Doug Ehler and Monica Salazar.

A Care Flight helicopter from Santa Fe arrived on the ski hill and transported Crooks to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.

“He is a season pass holder and was wearing a helmet at the time the accident occurred on the Lumber Yard Run,” Long said at the time.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol has been providing services to the Los Alamos Ski Club for more than 60 years and is the only completely volunteer patrol in the state.


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