Released by: Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator
Release date: March 3, 2018
Deceased: Nicole Panet-Raymond, 19 year old female, Eugene, OR
On March 2nd, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Mt. Bachelor ski patrol received a report of a missing adult female skier who had become separated from her friends.
Mt. Bachelor ski patrol launched a search with Deschutes County Sheriff‘s Office Search and Rescue and after several hours of searching, crews located the missing skier, 19 year old Nicole Panet-Raymond, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Nicole was located in a tree well near the more-difficult White Bark run in the vicinity of the Cloudchaser lift. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cell phone forensics were utilized in assisting searchers to locate Nicole. She was found buried in approximately six feet of snow, approximately 10 yards off of the White Bark run.
For information about tree wells and safe skiing in the trees, please visit: http://www.deepsnowsafety.org/