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Body of man found in creek near base of Vail Ski Resort

January 16, 2018

Officials from Vail Fire, Vail Police, Vail Resorts and Eagle County work to remove a body found in Gore Creek under the Lionshead Gondola on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Vail, Colo. The incident is still being investigated. (Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP)

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near Vail Ski Resort.

Police say a person reported seeing the man’s body in Gore Creek from a ski lift Tuesday morning. Police and firefighters removed the body but didn’t find any identifying information.

Police say the man appears to be between 45 and 55 years old. He apparently wasn’t there very long because police say he had a newspaper from Monday in his backpack. There was also a small set of car keys and a first aid kit in the bag.

Access to the ski area from Lionshead Village was temporarily shut down by the investigation.

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