Rob Redmond: Learn more about Virginia man who became ski season's fifth official casualty

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Update: Rob Redmond died doing something he loved.

As we've reported, Redmond died early yesterday morning from injuries sustained while skiing at Breckenridge on Sunday, becoming the fifth official casualty at a Colorado resort this season; see our previous coverage below. Now, we've learned more about a man who loved to hit the slopes.

Redmond, 45, lived in Reston, Virginia, and worked as a real estate agent. But he had a lot more in his life than work. His Twitter account, which he never got around to using, describes him like so: "Realtor extraordinaire with Century 21 New Millennium, DC sports fan, ski fanatic, and music lover."

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Redmond's Twitter profile photo.
Skiing is also emphasized on Redmond's Facebook page. Indeed, the handful of photos featured on his page include one from Breckenridge, posted a year ago Sunday. Here it is:

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Also shared on the page are messages of affection shared after people began learning of his health crisis. Here's a sampling:
Huge prayers going to you Rob!

Prayers ascending often!

hugs and positive energy sprinkled with HUGE prayers......

The thing about it is you could not see him for years, bump into him at Costco or wherever and fall right into a conversation like it was nothing. I hope to bump into him real soon.

Redmond died after crashing into a tree; he was wearing a helmet. Our sincere condolences to his loved ones.

Update two: Shortly after posting the information above, we received a note from Dr. Erin Redmond Webb, Rob's sister, who is obviously still reeling from the unexpected loss of her brother. She writes the following:

Rob has left behind myself (younger sister, age 32), Jackie Overton (older sister, age 47), Mary Rose (mother), Patricia Redmond (step mother), and seven nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

He has gone to join our dad, Robert A. Redmond, who died in 2007 from cancer due to Agent Orange Exposure in Vietnam, and our other sister, Susan Redmond Kilby, who died tragically in 2004.

We know Rob is in good company and better off now then we are....

Continue to see our previous coverage.

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Monkey
Monkey

Sounds really good. Also sounds like you should go in soon, before the expansion. It's so hard to keep that small grow quality, hopefully he will just add another 24 light show handled by someone else in a separate location instead of go for the mega warehouse bug and mold factory. For some reason, the best growers on a small scale can't reproduce the same quality on large scales. It's not the growers fault, they have the best intentions and do the same things, it's just a common phenomenon. If the goal is more and cheaper, a greenhouse is the way to go, otherwise, keep the indoor gardens high quality and charge a price that reflects that. If everyone has mid-grade warehouse weed, good buds will always stand out in the crowd and form a dedicated following. 

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

So saving one life from a skiing accident isn't as important as saving one life from a gun death? Who is irrational? And no I am not comparing anything, what I am saying assuming you can understand logic is that skiiing kills people. If we as a society are so concerned with saving one life, why do we allow dangerous pursuits such as skiing?

Minerva
Minerva

Funny thing about reading most comments here is that Rob would have laughed his butt off and even joined in the sarcasm.  He was however wearing a HELMET, and he was an ACCOMPLISHED skier. 

Truly died doing what he loved, which is rare.

Josh Bradley
Josh Bradley

Not the first time I've seen Chris posting irrational stuff (I am pro-gun too). Ignore him.

Patrick Solano
Patrick Solano

@Chris...not even close buddy...Are you really trying to compare skiing to guns? Really? It's comments like that that make many people think gunowners are "nutz" You're not helping your cause.

Jane Parker-Ambrose
Jane Parker-Ambrose

What's wrong with announcing that you are on the left, the right or right behing?

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

@roy you miss the point, our politians keep claiming we shouid do whatever is needed to save just one life. well that can be applied to any other pastime that people have. Just becasue you enjoy skiing and I enjoy shooting targets doesn't make skiing any better than shooting. And they both kill so if we are going to use the level if only one life could be saved, we need to apply it across the board. There are plenty of dangerous un trained skiers zooming down the slopes everyday that could easily cause a fatality.

Jane Parker-Ambrose
Jane Parker-Ambrose

I have always said that there should be ski police issuing tickets to reckless skiiers and that skiiers should have to take a course in learning how to ski appropriately, the ticket they purchase would confirm having taken the class.

Roy Hobbs
Roy Hobbs

great poke at gun control..because skiing is so similar to gun control lol...idiots. really surprised this happened on the columbia trail at breck..its a pretty mellow run.

Billy Hinch
Billy Hinch

Most skiing accidents occur because Ski Area's oversell tickets and thus slopes are too crowded with people running into one another. It's all about the bottom line. Those who die skiing trees, cliffs, in avalanches, OB, etc. make their own choices and are aware of the risks.

Silvia Caceres
Silvia Caceres

I agree with Sean, people die for accidents everyday and when you buy a ski lift ticket you sign a waiver too, so you know things could go wrong

Sean Michael Sullivan
Sean Michael Sullivan

Why do we think we need to ban things just because someone dies doing it... It's a dangerous sport that requires pre cautious thinking, which some people lack. People die in car accidents every day, should we ban driving? Plenty of people ski and snowboard their entire life without incident.

Adrian Laine
Adrian Laine

No need to ban skiing...just the ski's...those parabolic assault skiis are to blame I am sure!

Stephan Reuchlein
Stephan Reuchlein

How many deaths have to take place before we ban skiing?! If it saves ONE life, it will be worth it!

Monkey
Monkey

BAN IT!! People can't be trusted with unlimited access to snow. No one needs a season pass, only police and military should be allowed these tools that make it easier to slide down a mountain. Citizens should only be allowed the skiing equipment from 100 years ago, and only with a background check. If it saves only one person, ski resorts should be banned, it's just common sense.

Skid Jarrett Gilmore
Skid Jarrett Gilmore

We need more strict ski laws. Helmets, mandatory insurance and full body airbags...

Minerva
Minerva

@Jane Parker-Ambrose Rob was a GREAT skier, ma'am. Had been skiing for years.  Not sure how your idea would have saved him.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Mykola Ostrovskyy These retards are trying to use a man's skiing-related death to push their NRA, guns-for-toddlers agenda.

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Monkey If you'd like some new talking points to introduce your views on gun control in unrelated forums, I suggest going to you'reafuckingdouchebag.com for some new material

Monkey
Monkey

@BackOffImStarving  You have to understand how funny that sounds, right? It's almost exactly what the close your eyes and pretend guns don't exist crowd did with the deaths of defenseless children, used them to promote their guns-for-nobody agenda. You seem to be the retard and a hypocrite.

Monkey
Monkey

@DonkeyHotay Whatever do you mean? Did my comment somehow remind you of the anti-gun-loons? Remember, the goal is to save lives, no matter how few will be helped or how many will be suppressed. Americans can't be trusted with their own lives, they might harm themselves or others, best to just treat all skiers like the nuts they are, no one needs to ski.

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