Caleb Moore has passed away. The freestyle snowboarder died on Thursday morning at the age of 25 after suffering serious injuries during a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado.
The family released a statement saying:
“He will be truly missed and never forgotten … The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received from all the fans, friends and family around the world that Caleb has inspired.”
Moore, who has four Winter X Games medals, was doing a flip during this year’s competition when his ski caught the lip of a jump. Caleb flipped over the handlebars and the snowmobile landed on top of him. Moore was taken to the hospital where it was discovered that he had suffered a heart injury.
Moore’s death is the first at the Winter X Games in 17 years.
“We are deeply saddened by Caleb Moore’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents, Wade and Michelle, his brother, Colten, and the entire Moore family … He will be remembered for his natural passion for life and his deep love for his family and friends, and he will always be an inspiration to everyone he touched in the action sports community … As a result of this accident we will conduct a thorough review of this discipline and adopt any appropriate changes to future X Games.”
The family said that plans for a “celebration of life” would be announced in a few days.
RIP Caleb Moore.