Son tried to dig him out
By Jamie Henneman/Chewelah Independent
A skier at 49 Degrees North fell into a tree well, was unable to get out and died from snow suffocation on Feb. 6.
Nathan E. Redberg was skiing nearby “Tower 7” when he fell into a “tree well” of loose and deep snow around the base of a tree. According to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, Redberg fell in head first and was unable to get out. His nine-year-old son who was with him tried to dig him out but was not able to and hiked to Cy’s Café for help.
When ski patrol arrived, they said they could see Redberg’s legs sticking out of the snow and nothing else and quickly began digging but when they were able to remove him, his Redberg were unsuccessful. More