Two Die in Tree Wells in One Day at Mt. Bachelor, OR Yesterday

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Mt. Bachelor ski resort in Bend, OR.

According to Mt. Bachelor ski resort in Oregon OR two people died in separate snow immersion incidents at Mt. Bachelor, OR yesterday.

The first was a male snowboarder who was found in a tree well in the West Bowls off the Northwest Lift.

The second was a female skier who was reported missing and found deceased in a tree well in the Cloudchaser Lift area.

A skier/snowboarder was also found deceased at Squaw Valley, CA ski resort yesterday after being reported missing on Thursday.

Tree Well Safety. Image: Ski California

Mt. Bachelor Press Release:

We tell you with deep sadness: Yesterday, two Mt. Bachelor guests died in unrelated incidents involving tree wells. In the first incident, an adult male snowboarder was discovered in a tree well in the West Bowls off the Northwest lift. Ski patrol members arrived and performed CPR, to no avail.

Later in the day, an adult female skier was reported missing after separating from her friends. Mt. Bachelor ski patrol and Deschutes County Search and Rescue crews launched a search, and after several hours of searching, they found the body of the female skier in a tree well in the Cloudchaser lift area.

All of us are devastated by this. Two unrelated incidents in one day is unthinkable. We are heartbroken and send our deepest condolences to the affected family and friends.

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