Man, 37, dies in Ore. skiing accident
Thursday, March 22, 2012
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) -- A Clackamas County sheriff's officer says a 37-year-old Portland, Ore., man is dead after a skiing accident at Mt. Hood Skibowl.
Lt. James Rhodes identified the man killed Wednesday evening as James Malcarne.
Hoodland Fire District Chief Mic Eby says emergency crews arrived at the mountain to find ski patrol members performing CPR on the man, who suffered an apparent head injury after crashing on a run. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rhodes says Malcarne had been skiing with friends, who started searching for him when he didn't arrive at the end of a run. They found him at the base of a tree. He was wearing a helmet and his friends report he was an experienced skier.
The Oregonian says a 17-year-old Sandy girl died in January at the ski area after she hit a tree while snowboarding.