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Missing snowboarder found dead by Squaw Valley Ski Patrol

Missing snowboarder found dead by Squaw Valley Ski Patrol”

A winter storm that roared through California left a snowboarder dead and sent an avalanche crashing down on five people Friday at a Sierra Nevada ski resort, but the danger of another deadly mudslide eased in a devastated coastal community. A full investigation will follow.

Dozens of rescuers and rescue dogs rushed to the scene after the avalanche hit the Squaw Valley Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe near the Nevada state line.

"On behalf of everyone at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the guest's family and friends". One of those suffered serious injuries and was transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital.

Ski resorts and rescue teams carry RECCO® detectors. According to Squaw Valley, the other three were unharmed.

A massive search effort was launched with Squaw Valley and Alpone Meadows ski patrols, along with police and fire.

Officials say there have been no reports of missing people. The Sierra Avalanche Center posted an advisory Friday morning. "We hold them closely in our thoughts and prayers".

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The resort closed for the remainder of the day due to avalanche hazard. He told Storyful that Squaw Valley is a client safety-first resort. "The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows team extends its enormous appreciation for the professionalism of all of the staff and responding agencies involved in this incident".

Deputies completed a search with K-9s and probes and confirmed at 5:00 p.m. that there are no other victims involved in the avalanche.

Officials say 87 percent heeded the evacuation order issued Thursday when there was concern of a repeat of the deadly debris flows that hit the community of Montecito in January.

Zhang went missing in the blizzard now hitting Lake Tahoe. The body of 42-year old Wenyu Zhang was found in the Squaw Creek area after going missing March 1, according to the resort.

His cause of death has not yet been undetermined.

Check back for updates.

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