Missing Ski Bowl snowboarder found

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 9:16 AM

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) -- A Clackamas County sheriff's spokesman says a 17-year-old snowboarder who reported he was lost on Mount Hood has been found by ski patrol members of the Ski Bowl resort.

Deputy Marcus Mendoza says the initial report came in late Wednesday afternoon and Cody Johnson of Gresham was rescued unhurt by about 7:30 p.m.

The teen first called friends, who contacted Timberline Lodge and then the Ski Bowl's ski patrol. He was told to call 911 so his location could be verified through GPS coordinates.

Mendoza says the boy was brought out by a tracked vehicle called a snowcat.

The deputy says an initial investigation showed the boy had snowboarded in an area posted as out of bounds.

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