GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. -- A 37-year-old man hit a tree and died Wednesday night at Skibowl.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as James Malcarne.
The Skibowl Operations manager said Malcame Malcarne died while skiing between the “Canyon” and “Pizazz” runs. He was in bounds when he struck the tree.
He had been skiing with friends since about 5 p.m. He did not meet the group at the end of a run and they started a search. Emergency crews were dispatched at about 7:50 p.m.
The Ski Patrol found him about ten minutes after the accident. They tried CPR but could not revive him.
He was transported down the mountain where paramedics also tried but failed to revive Malcarne. He was pronounced dead at 8:36.
Hoodland Fire District Chief Mic Eby said Malcarne suffered head injuries. He was wearing a helmet. Friends said he was an experienced skier.
Malcarne was an engineer at Technical Marine Service, according to the company's website. He was 1996 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, earning a bachelor's degree in marine engineering.
"Mr. Malcarne has been with TMS since 2005 serving as a field engineer, in-house engineer and project manager. Mr. Malcarne’s 10 plus years of marine experience add greatly to the depth and breadth of TMS’ engineering expertise," the company website said.
Office manager Marion Beatty told KGW, "James was a great person to work with, a kind role-model, a talented engineer. He had a great spirit at work and home."