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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pottstown, PA Boy Scout Killed In Potter County Sledding Accident

Sled Hit Ski Lift Tower
A 12 year old boy from Pottstown, PA, on a Boy Scout trip to Ski Denton, in the Potter County Township of Ulysses, died early Saturday morning, as a result of a sledding accident.


State Police were dispatched to the scene of the 11:00 pm accident. They said the boy was riding on a saucer type sled, when he impacted a metal ski lift tower, causing severe trauma to the back of his head.

Galeton EMS and medic 6 responded and a medical helicopter was airborne en route to Charles Cole Hospital.

The boy was transported to Charles Cole Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead by Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury on 1-16-10 at 1:07 am.


State Police were assisted by Deputy Coroner Kenneth J. Wingo, DCNR, and Galeton EMS.

27 comments :

Anonymous said...

thats to bad sorry for the family dont they close at 9 pm

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to this family.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to this boys family and friends, what a tragedy.

Anonymous said...

so very sad......

Anonymous said...

So sad, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family!

Anonymous said...

Hasn't this happened at Ski Denton Before? My prayers to the family

Anonymous said...

my heart goes out to the family of the boy

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to the boys friends and the family. So sad.

Anonymous said...

This is just terrible...but why aren't these poles wrapped with big pads to protect everyone??? This could have been avoided...

Unknown said...

Thoughts with the family. A very unfortunate accident.



You can't accident proof life.

Anonymous said...

After Hours and in the Dark bad things can happen.

To all who are affected by this our Prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Awful accident..... thoughts are with the family members and friends....

I would assume that the boy was sledding when he should not have been, but that doesn't matter, just curious to hear more about this tragic accident

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the boys family.....

Anonymous said...

its happened before last year but to a skier that hit a tree, prayers for the family

Anonymous said...

Definitely a sad story but my question is where were the adults when this happened and what responsible adult would let kids sled ride at 11:00 at night after hours. And yes, the lift towers do have padding but as big and solid as those towers are, all the padding in the world probably wouldn't have help a lot.

Anonymous said...

They were with adults & were given permission to sled ride after closing time.

Anonymous said...

This is terrible. That poor family. I can't imagine what they may be feeling. Two kids in one year's time have lost their lives at Ski Denton.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts go out the Family!! It is very tragic to say the least. My Family holds seasons passes at Denton, we are up there daily...The Denton Families take every step to make sure SAFETY is a first. Things can and "DO" happen. Its a risk that EVERYONE takes,

Anonymous said...

He was on a trip with boy scouts they were staying at ski denton. They were aloud to sled ride the pole was wrapped with padding but the padding did'nt help. He was going to fast. He did'nt even see it coming its very sad thing and I feel for the family having a 12 yr old myself.

Shawn Metcalf, Scout Master Troop 558 said...

Does anyone have contact info for this boys family or his boy scout Troop. Our Boy Scout Troop in Millport(Troop 558) would like to do something for the family and the troop for their loss. If any one has this information could you please contact me @ sametclf@msn.com. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Family and the Troop for their loss.

Anonymous said...

Prayers to the scouts who lost their buddy too. It could have been one of my own boys coming down any hill NOT at Ski Denton. Tragic and sad. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Very Tragic Accident. That's the second death to a child on a field trip... My heartfelt prayers go to the family.

Anonymous said...

The large metal pomalift pole was not wrapped wtih anything...I saw it myself.

Anonymous said...

I believe we all have been sled riding or tubing after dark in our lifetime never thinking anything bad could/would possibly happen. This was a group of scouts having a good time in the snow and in a well lit area. It was truly a tragic accident. When you are on a plastic saucer type sled they spin and go rather fast. He started out quite far from the pole but have plastic on snow will travel and travel it did. The pole should be padded, but again just a truly unfortunate ACCIDENT. I hope the leaders of the troop can accept it was truly an ACCIDENT. RIP little man!

Diane Teska said...

My heart aches for the family. They will be in my thoughts and prayers. Holly much love and consolation are being sent your way.

Anonymous said...

This is a member of the troop he belonged to, I had the pleasure to know him andwork with him I am going to miss him

for the people who don't know his was in great hands, the scouts and adults of the troop are 100% dedicated to we are like their kids I've known them for 6 years they are very responsible and protective safety always comes first the adults are affected the most other than the family, god help them in this hard time he was the only child

thoughts and prayers to the miller family

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Ian