MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Family of Brainerd, Minnesota-native Corey Borg say Borg was killed last week by an avalanche while skiing in New Mexico.
In a Facebook post by Taos Ski Valley, it says two skiers were buried by snow Thursday after an in-bounds avalanche at the mountain. The post says ski patrol immediately responded to the scene and were able to locate the skiers and remove them. They were transported to an area hospital, where at the time of the post, they had not received an update on the skiers’ conditions.
It was later revealed that Borg had been one of the victims.
Borg’s employer, Zip Adventures in Wolcott, Colorado, posted to its Facebook page about the loss of Borg Monday.
CBS News confirmed the other skier involved, 26-year-old Matthew Zonghetti of Massachusetts, was also killed as a result of the incident.
Authorities are still looking into what caused the avalanche.
To help his family with medical expenses, Borg’s aunt has created a GoFundMe. If you’d like to donate to the Borg family, click here.