MOUNT HOOD, Ore. – A 17-year-old snowboarder died Friday night in an apparent snowboarding accident on Mount Hood, the Clackamas County Sheriff said.
It happened on a snowboard run at Skibowl, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. James Rhodes.
Taylur Dewolf, 17, was reported missing at 10:30 p.m. Friday night. Her father called dispatch to report she went snowboarding with family and friends and had not been seen for 3 hours.
Dewolf's friends told authorities they last saw her going very fast past them down the mountain.
Searchers found her body at 11:05 p.m., Rhodes said. Dewolf struck a tree at high speed, causing trauma to her head and chest. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Rhodes said.
Search crews found her body about 10 feet off a groomed run. She was wearing a helmet.
Family and friends gathered Saturday night at the Sandy Assembly of God for a vigil for Taylur.
"Just a beautiful young lady, seventeen years old and loved the Lord with all her heart," said Dewolf's Pastor Duane Franke. "Just did everything she could for anybody."