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Billy Poole Dead


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From...uh...bittenandbound.com (you take sources where you can get them sometimes):

 

Billy Poole, professional extreme skier, died this afternoon after taking a fall in Big Cottonwood Canyon, located between Alta and Brighton ski resorts, according to Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department. The 28 year old executed a jump and took a bad fall. He was taken to University Hospital and was pronounced dead at 1:30p.m.

 

Poole was filming with Warren Miller Entertainment out of Boulder, Colorado, when the accident occurred. A spokesman for the company said that they were gathering information and would make a statement later in the day.

 

Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah, made the following comments:

 

“It’s really sad news. He was a phenomenal athlete and a great representative of Utah’s ski community.”

 

The skier was known as a hard worker on the slopes and was well liked on the ski circuit. He was highly regarded as an up and coming talented young athlete, according to Penn Newhard, a public relations specialist for Blackbone Media.

 

 

Crazy guy...I've always loved skiing/snowboarding/etc...this guy had some great stuff going for him, and would have been awesome.

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