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UPDATE: No other victims of avalanche in Lake Tahoe area

No other victims
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Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 16:15:10-05

UPDATE 12:50 P.M. The Placer County Sheriff's Office says there are no more victims and the search has been called off.

STATEMENT FROM SQUAW VALLEY-ALPINE MEADOWS

"At approximately 10:16 am today an avalanche was reported in the area between Scott Chute and Promised Land near Scott Chair at Alpine Meadows, within an open area of the resort. A male skier sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 11am. A second male skier sustained severe lower-body injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol responded immediately to the scene and completed a thorough search of the area with the help of additional resort personnel and members of the public using avalanche transceivers, probes, RECCO Rescue System technology, and avalanche rescue dog teams. Witnesses to the incident saw no other individuals involved, no additional individuals have been reported missing and the search was declared complete at 11:45am.

The entire Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows team, including all of the first responders, extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. We are working closely with the families of all the affected individuals to ensure their continued care.

The cause of the avalanche is unknown at this time pending additional investigation."

ORIGINAL STORY
One person has died and another was seriously injured after an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort.

The Placer County sheriff's office said it was responding to the incident Friday, with several people unaccounted for.

A storm passing through the area Thursday dumped up to 2 feet of snow at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, a ski resort in the Squaw Valley area of Lake Tahoe.

An avalanche at Alpine Meadows in 1982 killed seven people, including several employees of the ski resort.