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Fire captain dies while snowboarding in Mount Baker wilderness area

John Devenere, 63, 'valued' member of mountain community

John Devenere, 63, who served as a fire captain in Ferndale, died while snowboarding Friday, March 1 near the Mt. Baker Ski Area. (Photo by Fire Dog Photos, courtesy of Whatcom Seven Firefighters)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
A fire captain who served in Ferndale died while snowboarding Friday, March 1, after rescuers found

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