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Airman Dies in Fall at Big Snow in the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

East Rutherford NJ, a member of the Maryland National Guard from Long Island died after a fall snowboarding at Big Snow at American Dream in East Rutherford. Airman 1st Class Peter Matthews, 24, of Bay Shore, died last Thursday after hitting his head while on the indoor slope.

Family members say Matthews fell backward while snowboarding, hit his head, and became unconscious. Matthews was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. Ski patrol responded and rendered first aid, but Matthews died at the hospital.

Matthews was best known as a hardworking crew chief assigned to the 17th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron under the Maryland National Guard. He was even awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal earlier this year. He was also on a major deployment to eastern Europe.

New Jersey State Police and representatives for Big Snow and American Dream haven’t provided  any additional details about the incident and it is unclear why there was a delay in informing the public about this tragedy.

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