Monday, January 21, 2008

Snowboarder dies attempting trick

It appears the 33-year-old snowboarder who died at Breckenridge yesterday was attempting a trick at the Park Lake Terrain Park.

Denver news stations and newspapers say James McLean, a podiatrist from Leawood, Kansas, died after landing on his head just before 2 p.m. He was wearing a helmet. The coroner said he died of a fractured neck.

Here's an UPDATE to this post. McLean was starting a career in physical medicine and rehabilitation, not podiatry, as previously noted.

Peace be with James and his family and friends. Man, you just never know when it will happen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jim was a PHYSIATRIST not a PODIATRIST. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met and one of the most talented physicians I have learned under. He will be sorely missed. He was on his way to building a great legacy and career. This truly is a tragedy.