Cody Brand, a 21-year-old U.S. Marine, passed away while visiting Asheville for a romantic getaway with his girlfriend, according to local ABC affiliate WLOS.
Brand was riding a skateboard in the North Carolina city on Feb. 13 when he suffered a fall, the outlet reported. His girlfriend immediately called his mother, Gayle Brand, to inform her of the accident.
Gayle Brand said the girlfriend “explained that [Cody] was skateboarding down a hill and he lost control of his board and hit his head and that he was unconscious and unresponsive,” WLOS reported.
The paramedics managed to restore the pulse of the young Marine and transport him to Mission Hospital, according to the outlet.
Gayle and her family immediately started driving to Asheville from their home in Palm Beach, Florida, but doctors called her during the drive and delivered the news that Cody’s brain injury was not survivable, WLOS reported.
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