Snowboarder Killed in Northern California Avalanche

TRUCKEE — The body of a snowboarder was recovered hours after the man was reportedly trapped in an avalanche, the sheriff’s office in Nevada County said Monday.

Police said a search dog found the man, described as in his 50s, at the base of the debris field.

The man had been buried in 2 to 3 feet of snow at the Donner Ski Ranch in Norden, California.

A news release said several people were skiing or snowboarding in the area around 9:30 a.m. Monday when a moderate avalanche occurred.

Police said they were still in the process of notifying the man’s relatives.

Donner Ski Ranch has 52 trails on Donner Summit, which is in the Sierra Nevada range in northern California near Nevada.

 

CNN WIRE

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