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Injured backcountry skier rescued near Incline Village

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-05 15:22:00-05

Authorities say they used a helicopter to reach an injured backcountry skier near Incline Village east of the Nevada-California stateline.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Department says it received a report on Sunday afternoon of an injured male skier in his early 40s on a peak south of Incline Lake.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the county's volunteer HASTY team airlifted the skier to Mt. Rose Highway.

He was then transported to a hospital by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.