71 Year Old Skier Dies After Being Found on Mt. Ashland

A 71-year-old man was reported missing earlier in the week by his skiing partner. A search was initiated by Mt. Ashland Ski Patrol and supported by Jackson County Search and Rescue. A helicopter was dispatched to aid in the search.

The man was found by Ski Patrol beyond the boundary ropes at the intersection of the trails Dream and Rodger’s Way. He was unresponsive and lifesaving efforts were initiated immediately. Both Ski Patrol and Search and Rescue continued their efforts as he was transported by the search helicopter to the Mt. Ashland patrol room. Ashland Fire and Rescue transported him by ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say that they are extremely grateful to all of the staff, Ski Patrollers, and Jackson County Search and Rescue personnel for their excellent response and the medical care they provided.

Courtesy of JCSO

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