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Delmont man dies in skiing accident at Seven Springs

| Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, 1:13 p.m.

A Delmont man died in a skiing accident Saturday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, according to police.

Jeffrey C. Behr, 51, was pronounced dead at the Seven Springs Ski Patrol medical office following the 9:13 p.m. accident, state police at Somerset said.

Police said Behr and another skier fell when they “inadvertently” collided on Wagner Trail, near the main lodge.

Police said Behr sustained injuries to his face and neck and initially was treated at the scene.

He was taken to the Ski Patrol's medical office, where emergency medical technicians continued to tend to his injuries.

Behr was the former longtime president of Delmont Area Athletic Association.

Sean Susick, vice president of baseball for the association, said Behr used his knowledge of the construction industry to help improve its facilities. He credited Behr with coordinating major improvements to its concession stand.

“He got things done,” Susick said.

“He really did so much for the community,” Susick said. “It's shocking and disturbing and upsetting that such a good guy went.”

Frank Musto, the association's president, could not be reached for comment Sunday.

The resort, in a prepared statement released to the media on Sunday, expressed its condolences to Behr's family.

“Our entire mountain family is deeply saddened by the tragic accident that occurred last evening,” resort officials said. “While we continue to work to uncover the details of how this occurred, our thoughts and prayers go out to this gentleman's family, friends and loved ones during this unspeakably difficult time.”

Police said an investigation is ongoing.

Liz Zemba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-601-2166 or lzemba@tribweb.com.

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