A young man is dead after a fatal skiing accident at Blue Mountain Resort.
It happened Sunday night around 6 p.m.
A resort spokesperson and the Carbon County coroner say Noel Pagan Jr. of the Allentown area was on a beginner trail when he went off a snow-built jump and fell.
He was not wearing a helmet.
Pagan was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Palmerton where he later passed away from blunt force trauma to his head and neck. The death was ruled accidental.
Blue Mountain representatives tell News 13 the accident is under investigation and their thoughts and prayers are with Pagan's family.
They also say safety remains a top concern at the resort.
"Just the mere fact of wearing a helmet, putting the bar down, following the skier and snowboarder responsibility code, those things can help save your life, they can help prevent injuries," said director of sales and marketing, Tricia Matsko.
This is the second death at Blue Mountain this year.
A 17 year old New Jersey boy was killed after falling off a ski lift on New Year's Day.
Resort officials say the two deaths are isolated incidents that only involved the victims and no other skiers or snowboarders.