Hastings Middle School students and staff are struggling to cope with the sudden loss of a seventh-grader killed in a skiing accident this past weekend at Welch Village Ski Area in Welch, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

Tegan Johnson, 12, of Hastings, was involved in a “serious skiing accident” on Sunday, Jan. 12, according to an announcement to parents by middle school Principal Steve Kovach. The boy died Tuesday at Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul.

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Welch Village president and general manager Peter Zotalis said in Wednesday statement that around 4 p.m. Sunday ski patrol was notified of an injured guest on a closed trail. When ski patrol arrived on scene, the skier was unconscious and unresponsive.

Red Wing Emergency services were called and the skier was transferred to a local hospital, Zotalis said.

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The investigation is ongoing, Zotalis said.