Friend Mourns Death of X-Games Snowmobiler
A Yakima X-Games snowmobiler is reacting to the death of one of his competitors, 25-year-old Caleb Moore died today after a crash during the X-Games in Aspen a week ago.
Moore was attempting a backflip in the freestyle event when the skis on his snowmobile caught the lip of the landing area, sending him flying over the handlebars.
He landed face-first in the snow, and his snowmobile rolled over him just seconds later.
Yakima's Joe Parsons was competing in the same event and later won the silver medal.
He says Moore's death is a tragedy, and he'll be looking more into the safety of the sport in the future.