A skier was discovered last Friday at Mount Hood and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials believe the skier (Geoffrey Scott Bradeen) had falled and was struck by a snowboarder when he tried to get up.
The snowboarder has not yet been located. Apparently he had told others at the scene that he was going for help. Officials say they do not believe the snowboarder acted criminally but would like to obtain his statement.
In Washington, RCW 79A.45.050 provides as follows:
(1) Any person who is involved in a skiing accident and who departs from the scene of the accident without leaving personal identification or otherwise clearly identifying himself or herself before notifying the proper authorities or obtaining assistance, knowing that any other person involved in the accident is in need of medical or other assistance, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(2) An operator shall place a prominent notice containing the substance of this section in such places as are necessary to notify the public.