Skiing accident results in cadet fatality

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An Air Force Academy cadet died during a skiing accident at Keystone Resort, Summit County, this past weekend, officials announced.

Cadet 4th Class John "Jack"  Lindsey was pronounced dead at the scene by the Summit County Coroner Saturday. The cause of death was determined to be an accident.

Academy leaders informed the Cadet Wing, as well as Academy staff and faculty of the tragic loss during a special announcement.

"The Academy is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. Our most sincere condolences go out to Jack's family," said Academy Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson. "This tragedy affects not only his family at home, but all of our cadets, staff, and faculty who were fortunate enough to know Jack and were touched by his positive attitude and passion for life."

Academy personnel are coordinating funeral arrangements with the Lindsey family.  Support services have been made available to the family, fellow cadets, staff and faculty.