Skier falls into tree well, dies at Snoqualmie Pass

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after falling into a tree well at the Alpental ski area at Snoqualmie Pass.

The King County Sheriff’s Office says another man was skiing with the victim just after 2 p.m. Sunday and saw him plunge into the tree well. He summoned other skiers to help pull the man out. They quickly began CPR and ski patrol members soon arrived to continue the efforts.

They transported the man to paramedics but he was pronounced dead.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 45-year-old Richard Glade.

KCPQ-TV reports (https://goo.gl/M6wJee ) the cause of death was asphyxia due to immersion in snow. The manner of death was listed as an accident.