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Billy Poole, Extreme Skier, Takes Final Ride



A Billy Poole tribute

If you've ever seen one those crazy Warren Miller ski movies — you know, the ones where the people become human bullets go ricocheting down ridiculous cliffs at speeds just shy of the sound barrier — and wondered whether you really could die doing that, the miserable answer is yes.

Extreme skier Billy Poole made a bad jump Tuesday while filming a Miller movie in Utah. Poole became the first person to die on-camera in a Miller production, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.