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Snowmobile fatality on Mt. Adams takes local man


A Goldendale man was killed Sunday, April 28, in a snowmobile accident on Mt. Adams.

Thomas Herrington died Sunday snowmobiling on the mountain.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s office was notified around 3:20 p.m. Sunday. The preliminary sheriff’s report stated an approximately 35-year-old male, later identified as Herrington, from the Goldendale area was snowmobiling with a group of friends in the area of Bird Creek Meadows on Mt. Adams. A subsequent press release said Herrington went missing for about an hour, and then the individuals who located the subject started CPR but were unable to resuscitate him.

It appeared Herrington went off a 10- to 15-foot tall snow bank and landed in som...

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