A Utah ski resort worker died Monday after being discharged off a ski lift and falling about 50 feet after a pine tree fell on the lift.

Christian Helger, 29, who worked as an on-duty ski patroller at Park City Mountain, fell from the lift around 10:45 a.m. local time, according to a press release from the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

Police suspect the tree most likely hit the line behind the chair he was riding, causing him to be ejected into a deep snow ravine. Park City Mountain Ski Patrol immediately responded to the area and tried to save him, but he was unable to survive.

"The Park City Mountain team – as well as the entire Vail Resorts team – extend our deepest sympathy and support to the family and friends of our team member," Deirdra Walsh, the Park City Mountain chief operating officer, said in a statement.

"We are all deeply saddened by this tragic incident, and we will be providing support for our employees as we grieve this devastating loss," Walsh added.

There were 10 other people who had to be evacuated from the ski lift following the incident. No other injuries have been reported.

An investigation will occur into why the tree fell and a medical examiner will determine Hagler's cause of death.

"Our prayers are with the Helger family as they grieve the loss of Christian. Hug your loved ones often and tell them you love them," Sheriff Justin Martinez said on Twitter.