21-year-old college student dies in skiing accident in New Hampshire

FRANCONIA, N.H. — A 21-year-old college student died in a skiing accident at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire last week, according to officials.

Benjamin Bennett, known to be an experienced skier, was reported missing on Wednesday, January 18, after he was separated from a group of friends while skiing. The Summit patrol team said Bennett was found in the woods off of the “Upper Ravine” trail after being missing for 90 minutes.

When the patrol team found Bennett, he showed no signs of life.

Benjamin Bennett was a neuroscience student at the University of New Hampshire, according to his obituary.

“His friends and family remember him affectionately as someone who lived his life to the fullest,” the obituary said.

Bennett loved all activities that had to do with the outdoors including sunset hikes, kayaking, biking, and skiing.

Bennett is survived by his parents and 12 siblings.

A fundraiser has been set up to help with the funeral costs.

All family and friends are invited to a celebration of life service on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Church in Pelham.

Bennett’s death comes two days after a teen was killed in a skiing accident at Gunstock Mountain.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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