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Skier’s death to be investigated

MT. HOOD — The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of skier Josef Desch, 51, Happy Valley, at Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort. Just after 2 p.m. Friday, county 911 was notified a skier had hit a tree. The incident occurred on the Arena run at the resort.

Mount Hood Meadows ski patrollers arrived within minutes of the reported accident, but the victim was unresponsive and attempts by medical personnel to revive him were unsuccessful.

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