- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A barefoot water skier died after the boom he was holding onto tore away from the boat on Standley Lake northwest of Denver.

Tony Calabrese, a spokesman for the Westminster Fire Department, tells The Denver Post (https://goo.gl/fPjAJw ) the boom separated from the boat Sunday afternoon and hit the water skier, whose name and age have not been released. Barefoot water skiers sometimes hold onto a boom, which is a pole that hangs over the boat and allows them to ski along the side.

Investigators have not said what caused the boom to separate from the boat.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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