Lakewood man who died while skiing named

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

Officials have identified a Lakewood man who died while cross-country skiing at Devil’s Thumb Ranch on Saturday morning, Feb. 13 as 65-year-old James Flood.

Flood was skiing with his daughter and son-in-law when he collapsed, according to reports.

Flood died of cardiac arrest around 10 a.m., according to the Grand County Coroner’s Office.

Grand County Search and Rescue and EMS responded to the scene.

Resort ski patrol transported Flood to the resort’s lodge by sled where EMS was waiting, said Grand County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lt. Dan Mayer.

He was pronounced dead at Middle Park Medical Center-Granby.

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