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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — The snowboarder who was hospitalized after falling and hitting his head on a trail at Seven Springs last week has died.
According to the Cambria County Coroner’s Office, 35-year-old Matthew Camacho-Cook, of Crescent Township, died from head injuries just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown.
His death has been ruled an accident.
Camacho-Cook lost control while snowboarding, fell and violently hit his head at the bottom of Boomerang Trail last Thursday, Dec. 27.
The Cambria County coroner says he was wearing a helmet at the time.
He fell near one of Seven Springs’ Ski Patrol areas, so help got to him very quickly.
The resort released a statement last week in the wake of the incident, saying in part:
“On behalf of everyone a 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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