A snowboarder successful Oregon fell to his decease past week aft helium was swept up successful an avalanche astatine Newberry National Volcanic Monument's Paulina Peak successful the Deschutes National Forest, the sheriff's section confirmed.
A hunt and rescue squad with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reached Erik Hefflefinger, of Bend, Oregon, wrong 3 hours of his autumn by aerial connected Wednesday day aft receiving SOS alerts from the area, the section said successful a release.
Oregon State Police also responded but weren’t capable to get to Hefflefinger due to the fact that of the snowfall conditions.
The sheriff's rescue squad was besides delayed after the avalanche.
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Paulina Peak, the highest constituent of the Newberry Volcano, is 7,984 feet astatine the summit. (USFS/Flickr)
The 33-year-old had a faint pulse, but helium succumbed to his injuries astatine the country wrong an hour, officials said.
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He was taken to the 10-mile Snow Park and released to a ceremonial home.
Two friends of Hefflefinger, who had snowboarded down earlier him, told authorities they saw him carried implicit the cliff by avalanche debris and were capable to scope him earlier rescuers to statesman CPR.
Hefflefinger whitethorn person deed a histrion during his fall, investigators said.
All 3 snowboarders had due avalanche information equipment, the section said.
Two different avalanche deaths person been reported successful the region truthful acold this twelvemonth pursuing nary deaths for the past 9 years.
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"The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would similar to punctual everyone recreating successful the backcountry to guarantee that you person the due instrumentality and training," tee section said.
Paulina Peak, the highest constituent of the Newberry Volcano, is 7,984 feet astatine the summit.