Man dies after skiing accident at Blue Mountain Resort
Published Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:48PM EST Last Updated Monday, February 18, 2019 11:13AM EST
One man is dead after a skiing accident at Blue Mountain Resort on Saturday afternoon.
According to the victim's brother-in-law, Orval Thompson, 39-year-old Tim Smuck succumbed to his injuries after hitting a tree.
“I saw (Smuck) and his buddy collide like bumper cars you could say,” said Thompson. “They careened, his buddy wiped out, and Tim was pitched forward into the trees that shelter the top of the voyager chair lift.”
According to Provincial Police, Smuck was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He is survived by his fiancée, Holly Thompson, and their two boys, Ace, 3, and Lincoln, 1.
“I spoke to them briefly this morning, and (I) just said the same thing, dad had a big fall,” said Holly, “(he) was very hurt, and so he's gone on to heaven.”
Smuck and his family live in the London area, but have ties to Simcoe County.
Four years ago Smuck and his fiancée lost their 12-day-old son, while late last year Holly was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The family plans to set up a GoFundMe account.