Missing Mt Hood Skier Presumed Dead As Recovery Effort Begins

Missing Mt Hood Skier Presumed Dead As Recovery Effort Begins

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Missing Mt Hood Skier Presumed Dead As Recovery Effort Begins

The “Heather Chair” @MtHoodMeadows | Photo: Sharat Ganapati | Cover Photo: Self

Sheriffs are transitioning from rescue to recovery after nearly a week has passed since a middle-aged skier went missing at Mt Hood Meadows reports Oregon Live.

Steve Leavitt, a 57 year-old from Dalles, OR was last seen riding the Heather chair this past Tuesday before he went missing. He was not riding with overnight supplies or avalanche safety equipment and local experts believe a rescue at this point would be nothing short of a miracle.

Since going missing, nearly 5 1/2 feet of snow has fallen on Mt Hood Meadows. All that snow, along with warming temperatures, has created volatile avalanche conditions in the region. Recovery efforts will continue as weather permits.

*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family

Find the entire Oregon Live article here: Search for missing skier turns to recovery effort

 

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