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Teen Dead Wednesday Morning After Pole-Vaulting Accident

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. - An 18-year-old was pronounced dead Wednesday morning after a tragic pole-vaulting accident in Walla Walla.

Ryan Moberg was a senior at DeSales Catholic High School.

David Schmitz is the president of the Walla Walla Catholic Schools.  He said there are about 35 students in Mobergs senior class.

He said this tight knit community is very upset and shocked about the tragic accident.

On Monday, Ryan was taken to Saint Mary's Medical Center after he fell on his head during an indoor pole-vaulting practice.     

He suffered head and neck injuries and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning.     

Schmitz said he was an honor student and very well liked by his peers.     

Friend Josh Richard said everyone is distraught.  Richard said that Ryan was a great person who would do anything for his friends.  He said, "Just one of those people you don't meet to often...   It's going to be different...   Great guy.  We're definitely sorry we are not going to see him anymore."

Richard said he'll miss his friend's smile and laid back attitude the most.