Sunday, February 3, 2008

Norton Shores Teen Dies in UP Skiing Accident

An 18-year-old Michigan Tech student died Friday in a skiing accident at Mount Ripley in the Upper Peninsula.

Robert W. Smith, of Norton Shores, was skiing at Mont Ripley, Michigan Tech University's ski area. He apparently lost control and hit a tree. Smith was transported to Portage Health System in Houghton, where he was pronounced dead.

Smith was a mechanical engineering major, an experienced skier and a member of the University's ski team club.

The University President, Glenn Mroz expressed his sympathy and announced that grief counseling will be provided.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

from WOOD TV, "Norton Shores college student dies in skiing accident", Feb 3, 2008
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