Cook County Sheriff's Office

St. Paul man found deceased at Lutsen Mountains

At 12:32 p.m. today, February 19, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call requesting assistance for a man who was found just below the Moose Mountain Chalet on Moose Mountain at Lutsen Ski Hill. The man was bleeding from his face and was unresponsive.

The Lutsen Mountain Ski Patrol arrived on the scene and began life-saving measures with the assistance of bystanders. The male was transported to the Ski Patrol building where life-saving measures continued.

At 1:15 pm, the man was pronounced deceased by paramedics from the Cook County Ambulance.

The deceased has been identified as 70-year-old David Michael Skog of St. Paul, Minnesota. The next of kin and family have been notified.

It is unknown what caused the death and an autopsy will be performed by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Agencies responding to this incident were the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Lutsen Ski Patrol, Lutsen First Responders, Cook County Ambulance, US Forest Service, and Cook County Search and Rescue.