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Man dead after snowboarding accident at Lee Canyon

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Man dead after snowboarding accident at Lee Canyon

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Jan 14, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A young man is dead after a snowboarding accident at Lee Canyon around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the 20-year-old was transported to UMC Trauma after he was badly injured while snowboarding.

He later died from his injuries.

His name has not been released.

It's unclear what caused the accident or whether anyone else was involved.

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort released this statement:

"The entire staff of Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is devastated by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family and friends. We are respecting their privacy during this very difficult time."

-- Kevin Stickelman, president and general manager

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.