OPP investigating death of 20-year-old snowboarder at Blue Mountain resort
COLLINGWOOD, Ont. - Police have identified a 20-year-old snowboarder who died Wednesday after being found in critical condition at Blue Mountain ski resort near Collingwood, Ont.
Taylor Ogram of Caledon, Ont., was reported missing by his friends around 1 a.m. and was found by two members of the resort's staff about a half-hour later, suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Paramedics transported Ogram to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
OPP Sgt. Peter Leon says the snowboarder was wearing a helmet but the exact nature of his injuries is still to be determined through a post-mortem examination.
Leon says Ogram was found in a wooded area next to the ski hill near the South Base Lodge, adding it's possible he might have hit a tree.
"He was with a group of friends throughout the day ... and they were trying to locate him for a period of time," Leon said. The friends then told security at the resort and a search was immediately started and police called.