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Updated: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:39:48 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Caledon snowboarder dies after being found at Blue Mountain



Police have identified Taylor Ogram, 20, as the snowboarder who died early Wednesday after he was found with severe injuries on Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood. Caledon Enterprise

Police have identified Taylor Ogram, 20, as the snowboarder who died early Wednesday after he was found with severe injuries on Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood. Caledon Enterprise

The snowboarder who died this morning after he was reported missing at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ont., has been identified by police as 20-year-old Taylor Ogram of Caledon, Ont.

Ontario Provincial Police say he was found just after 1:30 a.m. ET Wednesday in a wooded area at the base of the hill area called the South Base Lodge.

Blue Mountain spokeswoman Ashley Boland says it happened on the Sunrise run but had no further details.

Police responded to a report of a missing person just before 1 a.m.

Blue Mountain staff found the man — who was wearing a helmet — suffering from life-threatening injuries, they said. He was taken to hospital in Collingwood, where he was pronounced dead.

Blue Mountain Resort is in Collingwood, on Georgian Bay, about 140 kilometres north of Toronto. Collingwood is about 80 kilometres north of Caledon.

Police say next of kin has been notified but the man's name will not be released until a post-mortem is completed.

CBC News spoke with Paul Pinchbeck, Blue Mountain's vice-president of marketing, who said police are still investigating.

"We're very saddened to read of any injury to any of our guests," he said.  "And this is the most tragic of circumstances. Our feelings go out to the snowboarder's family and we'd just like to co-operate with the investigation in any way possible."

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