Skier pleads guilty to reckless endangerment

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 4:36 PM

FRISCO – A skier accused of trying to jump a crowd at a Colorado pond-skimming event pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge.

The Summit Daily News reports Hayden Patrick Wright was descending on a run in the early afternoon of April 14 at Copper Mountain’s Annual Slopesoakers pond-skimming event when he flew off the pond-skim course and into the crowd, breaking a woman’s collarbone and injuring several others.

Witnesses after the incident say Wright announced his intentions while holding a drink earlier that morning, though a woman, described as his girlfriend in court documents, says he was joking and launched into the crowd on accident.

Court documents say Wright pleaded guilty earlier this month to misdemeanor reckless endangerment, and no contest to misdemeanor third-degree assault to which he received a two-year deferred judgment and sentence.