Colorado snowboarder dies in Mt. Hood ice tunnel collapse

English: Mt. Hood Looking South with Mt. Jeffe...
Mt. Hood. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Colin Backowski, originally from Pine, Colo., was with a group of six other snowboarders when a tunnel he was snowboarding through on Oregon’s Mt. Hood collapsed, burying him under 8 feet of ice and snow, according to  Deanna Hackney and Janet DiGiacomo at CNN.

Search teams found the 25-year-old’s body Sunday, when 12 people used chainsaws and other hand tools to dig his body out.


“He had gotten farther ahead of the group when the ice tunnel collapsed. Two others were hit with debris but not hurt. The group tried to dig Backowski out, but could not break through the ice and snow,” the article states.

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