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Nicoletta died in jump off rock wall at Freeskiing World Championships

Updated: April 12, 2008, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Colorado extreme skier John Nicoletta lost control when he tried to ski off a band of rock called the Headwall, tumbling to his death in the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships at the Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood.

Nicoletta died Friday. He was 27.

Terry Kadel, assistant emergency medical services chief for the Girdwood Fire Department, said he watched Nicoletta tumble down the Headwall on live video being broadcast at a restaurant where he was picking up food.

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