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Tampa Man Hits Tree and Dies While Snowboarding in Colorado

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A snowboarders have break on top of skiing site  (Photo credit: SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)

A snowboarders have break on top of skiing site (Photo credit: SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Florida man was killed in a snowboarding accident on an intermediate run at Keystone resort in Colorado.

The Summit County coroner’s office says ski patrol found Joshua B. Allen, of Tampa, Fla., in the trees at about 11 a.m. Sunday. He was flown to a Lakewood hospital, where he died.

The coroner’s office says the man was wearing a helmet but died of serious facial injuries and brain trauma possibly from hitting a tree.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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