Benjamin Joseph Bennett killed in skiing accident at Cannon Mountain
Benjamin Joseph Bennett Death – On Wednesday, a man who was 21 years old passed away as the result of an accident that occurred while he was skiing at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire. This tragedy marked the second fatality to occur on the slopes of the Granite State within the period of only three days. The missing skier’s buddies told the Cannon Mountain Ski Patrol that they had been separated from each other for approximately 90 minutes, as reported by the Boston Globe. The missing skier was reported missing just before 2:15 p.m.
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Ski Patrol searched the area and was able to find the skier in the woods off of the “Upper Ravine” trail but the man had suffered significant trauma and showed “no signs of life,” a spokesperson for the mountain told the Globe in an e-mail Saturday. The spokeswoman for the mountain further stated that the man was an experienced skier and that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The name of the person who was killed has not been made public by the authorities; but, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the victim’s friends and relatives have identified him as Benjamin Joseph Bennett.
Bennett, a student of neuroscience at the University of New Hampshire, “died unexpectedly in a skiing accident at Cannon Mountain on January 18, 2023.” according to the obituary that was written for him. His obituary described Bennett as someone who “lived his life to the fullest” and was remembered by all as someone who was amusing, kind, generous, intelligent, and hard working. Bennett is being remembered as someone who “lived his life to the fullest”
He was known in high school as “the class clown” but was very driven and graduated as Valedictorian of his class, his obituary continued. In spite of the fact that he was devoting all of his time and effort to achieving his goal of becoming a neurosurgeon, he made it a point to spend quality time with his loved ones and close friends. “He loved all things outdoors including sunset hikes, kayaking, biking and skiing,” the obituary added. “He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
His parents and 12 siblings are still alive after Bennett’s passing. His passing came just two days after the fatal skiing accident that took place on Monday at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, New Hampshire, claiming the life of a 15-year-old boy. Sydnie Quimby, a student at Gilford High School, has been identified as the person who was killed, as reported by The Boston Globe. The principal of the school, Anthony Sperazzo, made the announcement.
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