Boy, 12, dies after sledding wreck at Pa. resort

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – January 18, 2010 — A 12-year-old boy has died of injuries suffered in a sledding accident at a ski resort in north-central Pennsylvania.   

Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury says Ian Miller, of Pottstown, was hurt when his plastic, saucer-shaped sled hit a metal ski lift tower shortly after 11 p.m. Friday. Miller was with a Boy Scout group, members of which offered first aid before he was taken to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, where he died shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday.  

Miller’s death is the second fatality in slightly more than a year at the Ski Denton resort about 140 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.   On Jan. 5, 2009, 13-year-old Patrick Shire, of Haymarket, Va., was killed in a skiing accident.  

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