Pro skier injured at Cody Peak remains in critical condition
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The professional skier who last week was injured on Cody Peak remains in critical condition at a hospital intensive care unit.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Wednesday that Bryce Newcomb is breathing on his own but remains unresponsive with a severe brain injury.
Newcomb was injured when a cornice, or an overhanging snow mass, broke loose and sent him tumbling down the mountain.
Newcomb, a sponsored skier, is a regular in the Teton backcountry. He is a Jackson resident but grew up skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho.
He had successfully skied the line that failed him two weeks before the March 27 incident.
Newcomb was wearing a helmet, but his friends believe he hadn’t buckled it yet because it fell off during his fall.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com