Tragic news from Mount Hood as 42 year old man is confirmed dead after falling into a tree well on Saturday. The Oregonian reports the man was skiing with a friend at the time of the incident. His identity has not been released by authorities.
“All of us at Timberline are heartbroken by the loss experienced at the mountain today. Please be aware of tree wells and other deep snow hazards and always ski with a buddy while keeping them in sight.” –Timberline Lodge President Jeff Kohnstamm
As further details are made public we will be sure to update this story.
TREE WELL AND SNOW IMMERSION SAFETY VIDEO BY MEMBERS OF THE MT. BACHELOR SKI PATROL: