Boy, 9, dies in Montana skiing accident

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BIG SKY, Mont. — A 9-year-old boy from Massachusetts died in a skiing accident in Montana, according to a release from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.

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The boy died Tuesday at Big Sky Ski Resort in the southern part of the state near Wyoming.

His father reported him missing at 2:51 p.m. after going missing near Middle Road and Lobo Ski Run.

Shortly after the boy's father made the report, he was found dead in a tree well. The Sheriff's Office attribute the boy's death to blunt force injuries caused by hitting a tree on a steep slope.