The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 15-year-old snowboarder.
A Portland boy, who was not identified, was discovered lying face down in the snow at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort at 9:24 p.m. on Wednesday. The lifts closed at 9 p.m. and members of the ski patrol were clearing the slopes when they discovered his body near the North Canyon trail.
After trying to resuscitate him, they took him to a medical clinic at the resort. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
The sheriff’s office said he boarded a lift at 9 p.m. He was not wearing a helmet when he was found.