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Skier dies at Alpental after falling in tree well

A skier died Sunday after falling in a tree well at Alpental Ski area, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 45-year-old Richard Glade.

Glade was skiing down a run just after 2 p.m. when his partner spotted the fall and flagged other skiers to help pull him out.

A witness immediately started CPR and Ski Patrol arrived within minutes and took the man to paramedics, but he was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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