A beginning snowboarder died Sunday in what authorities called a “freak accident” when she fell on a run at Mountain High ski resort in Wrightwood, California. The victim was wearing a helmet when she fell forward at about 4 p.m. on a run she had already descended successfully several times during the day, authorities said.

The snowboarder was taken to San Bernardino Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead about 5:30. She as at the resort with friends, but no one else was hurt in the incident. The fall was described as “head over heels” which resulted in the fatal internal injuries.

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