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 as 20-year-old Taylor Ogram of Caledon, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police say Ogram 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 on the Sunrise run. The ski hill closed at approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, and reopened Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. as scheduled.
Police responded to a report of a missing person just before 1 a.m.
Blue Mountain staff found Ogram — 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.
A story published in the Caledon Enterprise newspaper identifies Ogram as the son of the paper's circulation manager.
The Enterprise reports that Ogram grew up in Caledon East, attended Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School and was studying engineering at Western University in London, Ont.
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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