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West Point cadet dies of injuries from skiing accident

March 2, 2019
In this undated photo provided by the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., USMA cadet Peter L. Zhu is shown. West Point officials say Zhu died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 of injuries he sustained while skiing on Feb. 23 at Victor Constant Ski Area on the academy grounds. (United States Military Academy via AP)

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is mourning the death of a cadet who suffered fatal injuries while skiing.

West Point officials say Cadet Peter Zhu died Thursday of injuries he sustained while skiing on Feb. 23 at Victor Constant Ski Area on the academy grounds.

The 21-year-old Zhu was found unresponsive by a fellow skier and was later airlifted to Westchester County Medical Center. His death is under investigation.

West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams says the pain of Zhu’s death “will be felt for a long time.”

Zhu was from Concord, California. He was president of the Cadet Medical Society and was planning to attend medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.