8-year-old injured while skiing at Mt. The baccalaureate dies
Brecken Boice, 8, was airlifted from the summit sometime after 2:20 p.m. after being injured in a crash. Few details of the crash have been released, but Mt. Baccalaureate officials said he wore a helmet.
“It is with a heavy heart that I send you the tragic news of the death of one of our fourth year students”, wrote Chris Gavin, principal of St. Patrick’s Church and Catholic School, on the school’s Facebook page. “Brecken Boice suffered a terrible accident on Saturday and did not survive brain surgery. Brecken was a beautiful boy. I just don’t have the wisdom to understand her passing or the words to comfort her parents.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for Brecken’s family.
“While on a family ski trip, Brecken was suddenly taken from this world while in a tragic accident,” the page read. “Brecken has brought so much light into the lives of those around him and we are so sad that his family is in pain.”
The domains of the two people killed in 2018 continue Mount. Bachelor’s degree for $ 15 million each.
John McLeod, president and CEO of the ski area, and Leigh Capozzi, his spokesperson, released details of the boy’s death on Tuesday.
“The 8-year-old was a skier and no, it wasn’t tied to a tree pit and it won’t impact the rest of the season,” Capozzi said in an email to The Bulletin. “Only parts, including the top, of Mt. The Bachelor field was closed on Sunday due to wind retention.
Mount. Bachelor also released a statement Tuesday after learning the boy had passed away.
“Our whole team at Mt. Bachelor is deeply saddened by the tragic death of our guest and offers our deepest condolences and support to his family and friends, ”the statement read.
Tristan Deathridge, a 22-year-old skier from Bend, was at Mt. Bachelor Saturday. Deathridge, who was also at Mt. Bachelor on Tuesday said conditions were the worst near the top of the mountain.
“The conditions are super firm and I would say freezing for two weeks,” he said. “The precipitate we received is rain and with the freeze-thaw, nothing new has been around for weeks.
When asked about the conditions on the slopes on Saturday, Mt. Bachelor released this statement:
“When you are considering opening a lot at Mt. Bachelor, safety is our number one priority. Several variables are taken into account in land management decisions. These include the analysis of snow levels on different aspects of the mountain at 360 degrees, visibility and inherent terrain conditions. It is only after these factors have been carefully evaluated that land management decisions will be made by Mt. Bachelor team. Guest warnings and reminders are provided on Mt. License conditions page and at the bottom and top of the chairlifts and at the top of the slopes, if applicable. “
– Garrett Andrews, Bulletin Bend