Authorities identify man who died of heart attack while skiing at Steamboat Ski Area


— Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg on Tuesday identified the man who died Monday of an apparent heart attack while skiing as Robert Gawley, 64, of Fayetteville, Ark.

According to a news release from Steamboat Ski Area, Gawley collapsed at about 10:38 a.m. Monday while skiing with friends on the Spur Run beginner trail. Steamboat Ski Patrol began administering advanced life support a few minutes later. He later died at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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