Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Snowboarder Dies after Fall at Seven Springs

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Snowboarder Dies after Fall at Seven Springs

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A snowboarder injured Dec. 27 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort when he struck his head at the bottom of a trail has died.

Matthew Camacho-Cook, 35, of Crescent was flown to Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown after the incident and died from head injuries Thursday morning, the Cambria County coroner's office told Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news partner KDKA-TV.

Authorities said Mr. Camacho-Cook lost control while snowboarding, fell and hit his head at the bottom of the Boomerang Trail at the resort, which is in Somerset County, KDKA reported.

He was wearing a helmet, the coroner's office said.He fell near one of the resort's ski patrol areas, and medics were able to get to him quickly.

The resort released a statement: "On behalf of everyone at Seven Springs, we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the individual at this difficult time. …

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