Sad news to report today. An hour after friends reported him missing, an 18-year-old snowboarder was found dead on Mount Hood Monday. His name was Levi Krukowski from Portland, and he had been snowboarding late yesterday afternoon in the Heather Canyon area of the resort.
The Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Patrol found his body partially submerged in a creek near the bottom of a waterfall. The creek was within a hazard area, meaning Levi had to have crossed a roped boundary in order to access it. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Our deep condolences go out to the family and friends of Levi Krukowski.