Bryce Newcomb, a Jackson pro skier, has succumbed to a severe head injury he suffered in March. The man, 30, had been in a long-term care facility in Boise, Idaho.
The accident occurred on Mach 27th. First responders believe that Newcomb hadn’t buckled his helmet to ski Cody Peak when a cornice gave way and he fell nearly 1,000 feet. Newcomb remained in a critical state during the nearly three months he spent in hospitals. For the duration of his care, friends and family rallied around him, eventually raising $130,000 for treatment via the online platform GoFundMe.
According to friends and family, Newcomb was an incredible athlete and even better friend. He grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho, and had been a Jackson resident for the last few years, doing promotional work for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
A spokeswoman for the resort, Anna Cole, said in a statement: “Bryce was an incredible athlete, and his passion for skiing, the mountains, and life were a tremendous joy to be around. He was a memorable, strong, and talented individual.”
On Friday, June 15th, Newcomb was taken off of life support. His family would like to thank every person who has reached out, donated, or shown their love and support in any way over the three critical months. Any remaining funds will be paid forward and donated to worthy causes that directly relate to Newcomb’s accident.
A celebration of life service is set to take place on June 27th in Ketchum, Idaho.