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May 26, 2024

Grants Pass mountain biker dies in Ashland watershed

A detail from an Ashland Woodlands & Trails Association map of trails in the Ashland watershed included the Snark Trail Loop in blue around the center of the map. The south end of Lithia Park is at lower left. In this orientation, north is to the left.
April 13, 2023

25-year-old man was taking place in a sanctioned race, authorities say

By Bert Etling, Ashland.news

A 25-year-old Grants Pass man died Wednesday after he was injured during a mountain biking race in the Ashland watershed, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

Forrest Anthony Angwin, 25, of Grants Pass, was wearing a helmet and other safety gear during a sanctioned race when he crashed, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Deputies and Ashland Fire & Rescue personnel were called out at about 6:30 p.m., but life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.

A separate report indicated the accident happened on the Snark Trail, which connects Waterline and Bandersnatch trails, according to hikingproject.com.

Jackson County Search & Rescue personnel also responded.

This story will be updated as more information is available. Email Ashland.news Executive Editor Bert Etling at betling@ashland.news or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

April 14 update: A map legend left off when originally posted was added.

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Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.

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