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Dartmouth cross-country skier dies at Vermont event

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A junior at Dartmouth College passed away Saturday at a cross-country ski event in Craftsbury.

According to Rick Bender, who is the Director of Communications for varsity sports at Dartmouth, attempts to revive Torin Tucker at the scene were unsuccessful.

According to Tucker's bio the Junior is from Sun Valley, Idaho and is on the college's ski team.

At this time, college officials are still piecing together details of exactly what happened. The Craftsbury Marathon is in its 33rd year. Skiers race a 25K or 50K course.

The following letter was sent to the entire Dartmouth community Saturday evening:

To the Dartmouth community:

It is with great sadness I write to inform you that we have learned of the death of Torin Tucker '15, who passed away today while competing in a cross-country skiing event in Craftsbury, Vt. Torin was there as a member of Dartmouth's Ski Team. We have been in contact with his family and share our deepest sympathies with them at this time of heartbreaking loss. The College is offering counseling to members of the Ski Team and the entire community at Robinson Hall now, and will be there through 8 p.m. tonight (Saturday). Undergraduate deans, counselors, and clergy will be present to provide support.

Counseling will also be provided in Robinson tomorrow(Sunday Feb. 2) from 3 to 5 p.m.

We urge students, faculty, and staff who would like to speak to a counselor or chaplain, on their own behalf or out of concern for someone else, to go to Robinson or contact Safety and Security at (603) 646-4000 at any hour. Please do not hesitate to seek help during this time of grief. We will be in touch as we have more information to share. Gail's and my thoughts are with Torin's family, friends, and the entire Dartmouth community at this time of such a tragic loss.


Phil Hanlon


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