It is with a heavy heart SnowBrains passes along an update on the condition of buddy and professional skier Bryce Newcomb who was injured in late March while skiing Cody Bowl just outside Jackson Hole resort
The family of Bryce Newcomb says he’s taken a “turn for the worst” in rehabilitation and appears to be beyond medical care. The professional skier and Jackson, WY resident has been in a critical state since March, when he received a brain injury after a snow cornice broke, sending him tumbling down Cody Peak. On Monday Newcomb’s brother, Cole Newcomb released an update on social media:
“This is not the update I want to share but one that I must. Bryce’s status has taken a turn for the worse in rehab and he was admitted to the ER last Wednesday. There they took an MRI, a CT scan, and administered an EEG report, all of which indicate that he is beyond medicinal care,” brother Cole stated on his Facebook page.
After a long stay at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Newcomb was moved to a long-term care facility in Boise, Idaho.
Cole Newcomb said Bryce was admitted to the emergency room last week, adding: “Doctors have removed his feeding and water tubes and we are considering moving him to hospice.”
Cole added that his family is devastated but thanked Bryce’s friends for their support. Since his accident friends and strangers have raised almost $130,000 for Newcomb’s recovery.
“My family and I are devastated to share this news. We are so appreciative of the outpouring of support we’ve received during this very difficult time, and now ask for privacy to grieve and process in the coming weeks,” Cole stated.