Skier facing charges after jumping into crowd

Posted at 10:02 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 12:02:41-04

A skier is facing assault charges in Summit County after jumping into an unsuspecting crowd at Copper Mountain.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office charged 27-year-old Hayden Wright with assault and reckless endangerment, saying both charges are misdemeanors. The jump happened on April 14th during the Red Bull Slopesoakers pond skimming competition.

(Credit: Hugh Carey / Summit Daily News)

When he landed on the people below him, one woman suffered a broken collarbone and left several others with minor injuries. A photographer with the Summit Daily News snapped a picture at the exact moment that Wright jumped into the crowd.

A witness later told the paper he overheard Wright talk about jumping into the crowd while holding a bloody mary.