In recent news, a Utah surgeon named Dr Andrew Gagnon has died in a skiing accident. It is reported that the surgeon passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022, after meeting with a tragic accident at Solitude Resort. The news has brought a wave of sadness to his family and friends who are paying him sincere tributes. Gagnon’s Dr David Morris stated that he was just shocked as he found the news unreal. Hearing upon his surgical colleague passing, Morris said that it is hard to believe that someone so young and energetic could be gone so suddenly.
Expressing his sadness, Dr Morris further added that Andrew had an energy about him that was infectious and he also had good humour and pleasantness. Morris also added that Gagnon and Gagnon had worked on several patients together and he helped him in multiple situations and that his transplant work saved many people’s lives. Talking about the unfortunate accident, Andrew Gagnon met with an accident at Solitude Mountain Resort located southeast of Salt Lake City.
Who Was Dr Andrew Gagnon?
The officials who reached the location to investigate shared some details about the skiing accident and how did the surgeon die. According to the officials, the 38-year-old transplant surgeon had been skiing with his wife on Thursday at about noon. Andrew was skiing alone on an expert-level landscape when he went off 30 metres (100 foot) cliff. The United Police Department shared that the people who witnessed the incident said that they saw the surgeon going off the cliff.
After falling off the cliff, Gagnon tumbled down a steep slope into trees and slops for another 152 to 183 metres (600 feet). The ski resort has stated that the man was wearing a helmet which unfortunately could not save his life to end. As the incident happened, the rescue team reached there and made lifesaving efforts. However, Andrew was declared dead around 12:40 PM. The news was shared with his family who are still finding it hard to believe that they will never get to see, hear, or cherish Andrew Gagnon.
The Utah surgeon’s colleagues at Intermountain Healthcare and Canyon Surgical Associates have said that Andrew lived for his patients, caregivers and his family and that he was an outdoor enthusiast. The colleagues added that Gagnon’s surgical talents helped him in saving hundreds of lives and he was instrumental in growing the Intermountain Healthcare Transplant Services Program. Andrew Gagnon was employed at Canyon Surgical Associates.