North Carolina fire chief dies from injuries from weekend skiing accident

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A fire chief from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina has died following a skiing accident at Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County.

According to a release from the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, Chief Adam Snyder died Monday at the University of Virginia Health System from injuries sustained in an accident that occurred Saturday.

Snyder, who was 47, had served with the fire department for 20 years, including 15 as chief.

He was also a U.S. Marine veteran.

The Wintergreen Department of Fire and Rescue posted on its Facebook page on Sunday about the accident, to which the Wintergreen Ski Patrol was the first responder.

Due to weather conditions on Saturday, Snyder could not be flown to UVA following the accident, though the Wintergreen Fire and Rescue routed an ambulance to a service access road where he could be picked up and transported by ground.

Local officials say they do not know what exactly happened to Snyder, but they are keeping his family, friends and peers in their thoughts during this difficult time.

Funeral arrangements will be made by the Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, North Carolina.

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