Burlington man dies on the slopes

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A Burlington man collapsed while skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort last week, and rescue officials were unable to revive him.

Tom McGlenn, 64, died Thursday at the mountain, and while information from the state medical examiner’s office has not been released yet, police say the death appeared to be medical-related.

“We think it was a medical problem and we are not looking at it as an accident,” Stowe Police Chief Donald Hull said.

According to police, one of the mountain hosts saw McGlenn collapse. Ski Patrol members reached him at 11:08 a.m., and performed CPR and continued care as he was taken down the mountain to the on-premise medical facility.

There, Stowe Rescue joined the ski patrol in giving CPR and medical care, but McGlenn was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. by medical staff at the mountain.

Michael Colbourn, the resort’s spokesman, said, “We send our sincere condolences out the family, and to the ski patrol.”

According to McGlenn’s obituary in the Burlington Free Press, the Elmira, N.Y., native had two children, two siblings and six nieces and nephews. He was an engineer, retired from General Electric and Blodgett Ovens, and was an employee of the Vermont state government at the time of his death. He had previously been chairman of Hinesburg’s zoning board.

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