An adult male snowboarder died while on Whistler Blackcomb due to an accident 3 days after opening for the season. Despite the prompt delivery of CPR to the victim, the resuscitation effort was not a successful one.
The unconscious snowboarder was found at Whistler Blackcomb and later declared dead. He fell in an area of the ski hill with difficult terrain.
Dangers while on the ice
The ski patrol responded to a 911 dispatch call regarding a 27-year old male snowboarder who was found unconscious and unresponsive. The snowboarder was found near Arthur’s Choice. The area is described as “gladed” or hazardous than the normal ski trails. It is often an area best described with thinned-out trees or other potential hazards.
The ski patrol discovered the man at around 12:15 PM and took over CPR from members of the public based on a release. A support team followed equipped with an AED defibrillator but the snowboarder was declared dead at 1:17 PM.
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