Man dies in skiing accident at Mt. Hood Skibowl; Sheriff's Office, Ski Patrol respond


News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: March 22, 2012

Media and Interested Parties


On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an injured skier at Mt. Hood Skibowl ( 87000 E HWY 26, Government Camp, Oregon).


Mt. Hood Ski Patrol reported a skier had struck a tree. CPR was being performed as rescuers were en route.

James Malcarne, age 37 of Portland, was pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m.

Mr. Malcarne had been skiing with friends at Skibowl since about 5 p.m. that evening. When Mr. Malcarne did not arrive at the end of a run with his friends, they immediately began searching for him.

Mr. Malcarne was found at the base of a tree near the edge of a run. He was not breathing. His friends began CPR and sent for help. Ski Patrol arrived and transported Mr. Malcarne off the slope.

Mr. Malcarne's accident was not directly witnessed. His speed at the time of the accident is not known. Mr. Malcarne was wearing a helmet.

His friends report that he was an experienced skier.

Contact Info:
James Rhodes, Lieutenant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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