Young snowboarder dies after crash into tree

Young snowboarder dies after crash into tree

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Posted on January 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:31 PM

PORTLAND – A 17-year-old Sandy girl was found dead after a snowboarding accident at Skibowl Friday night.

Taylur Dewolf was reported missing at around 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to Sgt. James Rhodes of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Her family and friends said they had last seen her three hours earlier.

Rescue crews found her body near Dog Leg Run at about 11:05 p.m., Rhodes said. She had apparently lost control while snowboarding at a very high rate of speed, and had run into a tree just off of the groomed run.

She suffered severe trauma to her head and chest. Investigators said she was wearing a helmet.

John Vermas, at Skibowl, said it was the first death at the resort since 1996.

 

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