Vermont police: Darien man fell from cliff after skiing off trail
DARIEN — A Darien man has died after skiing off a trail at Stowe Mountain Resort, then falling from a cliff, according to Vermont State Police.
Troopers identified Andrew Hryb, 36, as the victim in a death investigation Monday in a release.
According to the release, state police were called to respond after two skiiers reportedly went off the trail Saturday evening, then became lost, with one falling off a cliff.
“Members from the State Police, Stowe Mountain Rescue, Colchester Technical Rescue, Cambridge Fire Department and several members of the Army Mountain Warfare School responded to begin searching for the skiers. After a search lasting over 2 hours, the two skiers were found,” state police said in a release. “One of the skiers, a 36 year old male from Connecticut, was found at the base of a cliff deceased.”
The other man, a 35-year-old Norwalk resident, was found unharmed, according to the release. Troopers determined that the two men had become disoriented while trying to find their way out of the woods, police said.
“They traveled an estimated 1.5 to 2 miles from Sensation Quad lift at Spruce Peak through the woods before coming to an ice climbing route known as Doug’s Route,” state police said in the release. “It appears that (Hryb) lost his footing while trying to look over the edge of the approximately 220 foot cliff and fell.”