MAMMOTH LAKES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Pro snowboarder Jaeger Alan Bailey commited suicide while in Mammoth Lakes, CA on Christmas Day 2019, according to multiple reports Friday.
According to reports, Bailey, 26, of Mammoth Lakes, died after taking his own life Wednesday.
“On the evening of December 25, 2019, snowboarding lost one of the most colorful, charismatic, creative, talented, and authentic individuals to ever strap in and send it. The joy of the holidays has suddenly been juxtaposed with sadness with the news that Jaeger Bailey took his own life in Mammoth Lakes, California on Christmas Day.
Ultimately, Jaeger’s legacy in snowboarding looms larger than his 5’2” height, but for those who knew him personally, his good nature, wide smile and fearless style will be what we miss the most.” Snowboarder Magazine
A cause of death is suicide. A manner of death was not provided by officials.
Geo quick facts: Mammoth Lakes is a town in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for the Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain ski areas and nearby trails. The town is a base for Devils Postpile National Monument, a formation of basalt columns, and the soaring Rainbow Falls. To the north, saltwater Mono Lake is dotted with limestone towers. Yosemite National Park, with its granite cliffs and ancient sequoias, is nearby – wikipedia.