Alpine Meadows Lake Tahoe Avalanche leaves 1 dead | Ski Patrol Conducts a Thorough Search

Alpine Meadows Lake Tahoe Avalanche leaves 1 dead

An avalanche at a California ski resort on the morning of 17th January killed one skier and fatalyly injured another, authorities said.

The avalanche occurred at the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows which isa famous ski resort near Tahoe City, California, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the resort.

Alpine Meadows Lake Tahoe Avalanche leaves 1 dead – A 34-year-old male skier, Cole Comstock, of Blairsden, California, was killed in the avalanche, as informed by the sheriff’s office. A second male skier sustained fatal lower-body injuries and was rushed to a local hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

The avalanche occurred in the afternoon around 1:16 p.m. ET. The Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol is conducting a thorough search of the areafor any further victims.

The locality had been on avalanche watch prior to the incident, after a storm dumped upwards of 25 inches of snow the day before. Alpine Meadows has a history of avalanches, with 7 skiers killed in a 1982 avalanche.

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Alpine Meadows Lake Tahoe Avalanche leaves 1 dead

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